Welcome to Our Web Site!
Welcome to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office website. In Oregon, the Sheriff's duty is to maintain the peace within the county, and the Sheriff is directly accountable to the people, as an elected official. Many people are under the impression that our duties are mostly in the patrol of areas outside municipal city limits. While it is true that we provide law enforcement services to rural parts of the county, this is just a part of what it means to “conserve the peace” in our communities.
Our operations cover a wide variety of duties from law enforcement, to maintaining and operating the jail, to the delivery of civil papers, execution of court orders, providing safety and security to the county courthouse, organizing search and rescue operations and preparing for and coordinating responses to many public safety emergencies in our county. Our strategic plan calls for collaboration and partnership with our community to strengthen it as a desirable place to live!
Overseeing such a diverse operation is a rewarding challenge, as well as a great opportunity to serve the community where I grew up and where my family still lives today. (read more!)
Comments "From the Sheriff's Desk"
CORRECTIONS DEPUTY (Closes May 20, 2015)
CORRECTIONS TECHNICIAN (Closes February 25, 2015)