Conservators of the Peace

Message from the President

Brian Wolfe, OSSA President & Malheur County Sheriff April, 2016 — This is the time of the year when all 36 counties in Oregon have been preparing their FY2016 budgets. County budgets continue to present challenges as demands for service increase and revenues to counties do not increase. The Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association works hard to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oregon Sheriffs Support Harney County and its Residents

This statement is on behalf of all 36 Sheriffs in the State of Oregon The Sheriffs of Oregon are united in the support of Harney County and its residents. We are supplying logistical and operational support to the community while the FBI works for a peaceful resolution with the militants at the Malheur National Wildlife […]

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 […]