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Response to Questions Regarding the Oregon Office of Sheriff

Sheriffs in all 36 Oregon counties have taken an oath to support the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of Oregon, and the laws thereof.  Our oath is our pledge to you, to be conservators of the peace for our citizens, while being respectful of the rights afforded to all of us under the […]

Message from OSSA Executive Director

John Bishop, OSSA Executive Director & Curry County Sheriff February, 2016 — As we move into 2016, I would like to reflect on what we saw in 2015 and where we may be heading. In 27 years of law enforcement, I have never seen the distrust and outright disdain for public safety as I witnessed this […]

Message from the President

Jason Myers, OSSA President & Marion County Sheriff February, 2016 — The Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association (OSSA) has been busy in 2015 fulfilling its goals and objectives, including: Keeping up with police science and technology, Maintaining the role of Sheriff as the chief law enforcement officer in the county, Developing and maintaining a positive public image […]

OSSA Annual Conference Vendors

The Oregon Sheriffs would like to thank the many vendors who supported the event, displaying and demonstrating their products and services as well as giving door prizes and samples. A special thanks goes to Appriss, ATIMS Jail Management Software, Bank of the Cascades, Bi-Mart, California Forensic Medical Group, Citycounty Insurance, Correctional Health Partners, Day Wireless, […]

OSSA Annual Conference and Awards Banquet

The Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center was the setting for the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association 2015 Annual Conference and Awards Banquet. The event was held the week of December 7th with over 310 sheriffs and law enforcement professionals attending the conference, 345 attending the banquet, and 82 vendors. Election of officers was held and Malheur […]

Sheriff of the Year Award – Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett

During the year of 2015, Sheriff Pat Garrett has continued to be heavily involved with the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association. This year he served as the Sheriffs’ Association Secretary, taking notes at every meeting, and served on the OSSA’s Executive Committee. Sheriff Garrett is very passionate about his responsibilities and gives 110% to whatever he […]

House speech regarding Harney County and BLM

Dear Representative Walden, On behalf of the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, I wanted to express our appreciation for your leadership and courage on the federal land management issues you addressed in your January 5th address to the House of Representatives.  Many Oregon Sheriffs share your concerns that the Bureau of Land Management and other federal […]

Title III Dollars

The Honorable, Senator Jeff Merkley, The Sheriffs, in the State of Oregon are still wishing to convey to Washington how important the Title III dollars are to each county, in helping to provide emergency services to federally owned land in the State of Oregon. The Sheriffs’ are aware you submitted an amendment and then were […]

The Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association (OSSA) continues to stand with Harney County Sheriff David Ward

Many OSSA member agencies — along with many city police departments and the Oregon State Police — have sent personnel to help Sheriff Ward patrol the community and maintain public safety during this critical time. We continue to be asked when the standoff at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge will end, and which agency will make […]

Western Sheriffs address situation in HARNEY COUNTY OREGON

The Western States Sheriffs’ Association represents over 800 Sheriffs across 15 western states.  Our mission is to promote the office of Sheriff and to assist our member Sheriffs on issues of mutual concern. The WSSA has watched, with great interest, the events that have unfolded in Harney County Oregon over the past several days. WSSA […]

Celebrating 100 Years

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  • OSSA Annual Conference Vendors

    The Oregon Sheriffs would like to thank the many vendors who supported the event, displaying and demonstrating their products and services as well as giving door prizes and samples. A special thanks goes to Appriss, ATIMS Jail Management Software, Bank …Read More »
  • OSSA Annual Conference and Awards Banquet

    The Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center was the setting for the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association 2015 Annual Conference and Awards Banquet. The event was held the week of December 7th with over 310 sheriffs and law enforcement professionals attending the …Read More »

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