The mission of the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association is to promote, protect, preserve, enhance and
support the office of Sheriff as conservator of the peace in providing public safety services to the
citizens of Oregon.
What Oregon Sheriffs Do:
- Respond to citizens in need
- Enforce Oregon's laws
- Operate County Jails
- Process, Serve and Enforce Judicial Civil Notice and Orders
- Investigate Crime
- Manage 18 of Oregon's Parole and Probation Offices
- Provide Search and Rescue Services
- Provide Court Security
- Administer Oregon Concealed Handgun Licensing Program
Join your Sheriff
in the fight against crime
by becoming an OSSA member today.
OSSA’s Financial Reports are available for review upon contacting OSSA at 503-364-4204.
Message from OSSA President,|
Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers
April, 2015 -- I’d like to begin by thanking our
outgoing President, Gilliam County
Sheriff Gary Bettencourt, for his
leadership and efforts to advance the
Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association over
the course of 2014. As the incoming
President, I’m prepared for the challenge
and look forward to working with our
elected officers, my fellow sheriffs and
our executive director. Our association
is on track to do some great things in
2015, with a goal of fulfilling its mission
to strengthen the office of sheriff and
enhance public safety in our communities
across this great state. Read more.
Message from OSSA Executive Director,|
Retired Curry County Sheriff John Bishop
December, 2014 -- This is my first letter
as the new Executive
Director for the
Oregon State Sheriffs’
Association. It has
been a very busy fall.
I jumped in with both
feet on October 1st, and
we haven’t looked back.
The first priority was to
get the Sheriffs Annual
Conference in Bend
planned and organized.
The staff and I spent
many long days getting
all of the vendors, speakers,
and logistics coordinated. I am happy to report that with a lot
of help from the staff and Deschutes County, we had one of the
best conferences ever. During the conference, numerous items
were covered regarding issues that occurred in 2014 and what
the future will bring; awards were given to deputies, support
staff, and Sheriffs for extraordinary work in 2014. More on this
later on in this issue. Read more.
Sheriff of the Year|
Sheriff Larry Blanton, Deschutes County
The recipient of this award is
selected by the OSSA Awards
Committee, based upon
their assessment of the participation
and contributions made by member
Sheriffs toward our objectives and
efforts in the current year. This award
signifies exemplary service, beyond
merely committee chairmanship, for
example. It is not mandatory that this
award be issued every year, if in the
view of the nominating committee it
is not clearly justified.
Donations to OSSA
a 501(c)(3) organization,
OSSA never conducts telephone membership or donation solicitation.
Featured Articles & Information:
Largest Annual Gathering of Oregon Law Enforcement
Founded in 1916 to give
Sheriffs a single, effective voice.