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 …

Restrictions on Local Law Enforcement Cooperation with Ice (October 2, 2017)

Recently, questions have been raised why the U.S. Attorney General portrayed Oregon law enforcement as unwilling to help Immigration Custom Enforcement (ICE) enforce immigration law. Three separate issues limit the ability of Oregon law enforcement officers to cooperate with federal immigration officers. All of these issues are completely outside the control of law enforcement; two are statutory restrictions enacted by …

Message from the Executive Director

John Bishop, OSSA Executive Director & Retired Curry County Sheriff On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America was treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights, a total solar eclipse. The eclipse stretched from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. This eclipse was slated to bring …

Message from the President

Pat Garrett, OSSA President & Washington County Sheriff In January and with the help of smart advisors and our general counsel, I authored a legal analysis of the President’s Executive Order on Immigration. You can find it here. I want to update you about several recent events which complicate sheriffs’ work to operate jails in Oregon. Brief historical review: for many …

Message from the President

Pat Garrett, OSSA President & Washington County Sheriff Summer – “Levy Passage Signifies Vote of Confidence for Sheriff ’s Office Future” One way to characterize the relationship between a sheriff ’s office and the community is its’ interdependence. A sheriff ’s office needs a community engaged in public safety, and the community needs a capable sheriff ’s office. For the relationship …

Message from OSSA Executive Director

John Bishop, OSSA Executive Director & Retired Curry County Sheriff Summer, 2017 – As I write this, we are in the middle of May which is when we remember our fellow officers and deputies who have given the ultimate sacrifice. There are only two days in America where by law the flag is to fly at half-staff: Memorial Day and …

Message from the President

Pat Garrett, OSSA President & Washington County Sheriff   Spring – There are several responsibilities the sheriffs have in common regardless of the county they serve. For example, all sheriffs set the leadership tone, communicate with our community and within our organizations, set goals, put the right people in the right positions, implement change, provide training and equipment, and resource …

Message from OSSA Executive Director

John Bishop, OSSA Executive Director & Retired Curry County Sheriff Spring, 2017 – As we head into the 2017 legislative season here in Salem, your sheriffs have several important issues they are facing this year. Our legislative committee really hasn’t had any time off since last year, as we are either trying to get bills to a point where we …