Conservators of the Peace

Committees

Awards Committee

Executive Director John Bishop – Chair
503-364-4204
Sheriff Mark Garton
503-831-3491
Sheriff Curtis Landers
541-265-0651
Sheriff Boyd Rasmussen
541-963-1017
Sheriff Tim Svenson
503-434-7440
Sheriff Brian Wolfe
541-473-5166

By-Laws Committee

Sheriff Pat Garrett – Chair
503-846-2505
Sheriff Gary Bettencourt
541-384-2851
Sheriff Jason Myers
503-589-3233
Executive Director John Bishop
503-364-4204

Legislative Committee

Sheriff Jason Myers – Chair
503-589-3233
Sheriff Tom Bergin
503-338-3651
Sheriff Gary Bettencourt
541-384-2851
Sheriff Pat Garrett
503-846-2505
Sheriff Matt English
541-387-7048
Sheriff L. Shane Nelson
541-317-3118
Sheriff Bruce Riley
541-812-2263
Sheriff Craig Roberts
503-785-5022
Executive Director John Bishop
503-364-4204

Magazine/Honorary Membership Committee

Sheriff Tom Bergin – Chair
503-338-3651
Sheriff Andy Long
503-815-3345
Sheriff Kenneth Matlack
541-676-2501
Sheriff Tim Svenson
503-434-7440
Executive Director John Bishop
503-364-4204

Nominating Committee

Sheriff Gary Bettencourt – Chair
541-384-2851
Sheriff L. Shane Nelson
541-317-3118
Sheriff Bruce Riley
541-812-2263
Sheriff Brian Wolfe
541-473-5166

Message from the OSSA President

washington-pat-garrettAs the newly elected president, I am honored to represent all 36 Oregon sheriffs.

The sheriff has historically been the chief executive officer of the county, and this is still true under Oregon law. Elected by you and answering directly to the voters, your sheriff can be an effective voice of the people in the serious work of protecting the community. OSSA enables us to work together to serve you best.

By way of introduction, I am in my second term as the Washington County Sheriff, where deputies serve over a half million residents across 727 square miles of rural areas, urban communities, and cities. Our deputies also operate the only county jail. While Oregon counties are diverse in terms of climate, population, and economic drivers, your sheriffs work together to solve problems and challenges that we have in common.

The sheriffs of America have always played a significant role in the history of our nation; in fact, the office of Sheriff was the first county office established in the United States. Also, the first person to read the Declaration of Independence publicly was Philadelphia Sheriff John Nixon in Pennsylvania in 1776.

I look forward to working together to strengthen the office of Sheriff and the communities we proudly serve. Thank you for your continued support of the men and women on shift every day to keep our diverse and proud communities safe.

Sincerely,
pat

Pat Garrett
President and Washington County Sheriff.

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