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Tillamook County Sheriff Andy Long Sheriff Andy Long grew up in the Willamette Valley around the Springfield/Eugene area. He has been active throughout his life, hiking and fishing the Cascades. The Three Sisters Wilderness is still one of his favorite places to hike and climb. Andy and his wife Kayla love to travel and experience […]

Message from OSSA Executive Director

John Bishop, OSSA Executive Director & Curry County Sheriff April, 2015 — Wow, we are already into spring and heading fast into summer. This legislative session is a marathon and sprint race all rolled up into one! Topics such as racial profiling, body cameras, use of force, mental health, and marijuana are all being discussed […]

Message from the President

Jason Myers, OSSA President & Marion County Sheriff 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 […]

Oregon Sheriffs Position on Senate Bill 941

To: Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee From: John Bishop, Executive Director Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association Re: Position on SB 941 Chair Prozanski and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, for the record my name is John Bishop and I am the Executive Director of the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association. This letter is on behalf […]

Oregon Sheriffs Honor Citizens and Public Safety Professionals

Citizens and public safety professionals were honored during the OREGON STATE SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE held Dec. 2-6 at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend. LIFE SAVING AWARD This award is given to individuals who perform an active, distinctive, successful saving of a life of another person. There must have been a strong possibility the […]

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