Message from the President – Spring 2018

Matt English, Hood River County Sheriff & OSSA President In December of 2012, I was invited to the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association Annual Conference as a Sheriff-elect. I was immediately in awe that I would soon be part of this organization. Very quickly, I realized that it would be in my best interest and the best interest of my county …

Message from the Executive Director – Spring 2018

John Bishop, OSSA Executive Director & Retired Curry County Sheriff It seems that 2018 is picking up where 2017 left off regarding your Sheriffs.  On Monday, February 5th, the Oregon Legislature convened the 2018 Legislative Session. Unlike the six-month sessions that are held in odd-numbered years, sessions in even-numbered years move much more quickly because of the limited number of …

Oregon State Sheriff’s Association to deliver statewide training to law enforcement agencies on domestic violence

NEWS RELEASE: Oregon State Sheriff’s Association to deliver statewide training to law enforcement agencies on domestic violence; video/interviews available http://www.clackamas.us/…/2018-03-21-CC… ________ VIDEO/SOUNDBITES FOR MEDIA (.m4v format): https://www.dropbox.com/…/PowerDMSPress… SAMPLE VIDEO FROM DV TRAINING SERIES, ON STRANGULATION: https://www.powerdms.com/…/docum…/866414 ________ Domestic violence is a crime and a serious public health problem. Law enforcement is often on the front lines responding to these calls, …

Scam Alert – OSSA does not solicit donations of any kind via telephone!

ATTENTION ALL OREGON RESIDENTS!!!!! Our office just received a phone call from a concerned Linn County resident. At approximately 7pm on 2/26/2018 they received a call from someone stating they were with the Association and raising money for a fundraiser. We advised the resident that it was not OSSA and to contact Linn County Sheriff’s Office. We wanted to let you …

Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony May 8, 2018

Hosted by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards & Training, the 2018 Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM. The ceremony will consist of honors conducted by honor guard units from across the state and will feature several prominent speakers. It is free, open to the public, and is held …

Message from the Executive Director

John Bishop, OSSA Executive Director & Retired Curry County Sheriff So here we are at the end of another year (2017); I guess the older we get, the faster the year seems to go by. Your sheriffs were kept very busy this year. Here are just a few highlights of the big issues we have tackled during the year. Our …

Message from the President

Pat Garrett, OSSA President & Washington County Sheriff Sheriffs overcame a wide range of challenges in 2017 as highlighted in Director Bishop’s message. I pass my thanks and admiration to our sheriffs, their teams, and our wonderful partners who worked together this year to respond to challenges and keep our communities safe. As we conclude 2017, I call your attention …

OREGON HOSTS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in partnership with the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (OSSA) are proud to host the International Association of Chief’s of Police (IACP), Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) in Salem. The class began on Sunday evening, December, 10 and will end on the afternoon …

OSSA Proud Sponsor of Drive with a Cop 2017

Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association is a proud sponsor of DRIVE WITH A COP that was held Saturday, October 21st at Portland International Raceway.  DRIVE WITH A COP pairs teens who are licensed drivers in their own cars with Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies and deputies from as far away as Boardman who are also trained driving instructors. Teens learn about …