Oregon State Sheriff's Association https://oregonsheriffs.org Information about and resource for Oregon state Sheriffs and civilian members. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:47:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 OREGON HOSTS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE https://oregonsheriffs.org/oregon-hosts-international-association-chiefs-police-womens-leadership-institute/ https://oregonsheriffs.org/oregon-hosts-international-association-chiefs-police-womens-leadership-institute/#respond Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:53:03 +0000 https://oregonsheriffs.org/?p=4648 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 ...

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OSSA Proud Sponsor of Drive with a Cop 2017 https://oregonsheriffs.org/ossa-proud-sponsor-drive-cop-2017/ https://oregonsheriffs.org/ossa-proud-sponsor-drive-cop-2017/#respond Thu, 02 Nov 2017 19:42:44 +0000 https://oregonsheriffs.org/?p=4518 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 ...

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Oregon: We ‘Police Our Own’ https://oregonsheriffs.org/oregon-we-police-our-own/ https://oregonsheriffs.org/oregon-we-police-our-own/#respond Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:09:31 +0000 https://oregonsheriffs.org/?p=4397 The post Oregon: We ‘Police Our Own’ appeared first on Oregon State Sheriff's Association.

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Restrictions on Local Law Enforcement Cooperation with Ice (October 2, 2017) https://oregonsheriffs.org/restrictions-local-law-enforcement-cooperation-ice-october-2-2017/ https://oregonsheriffs.org/restrictions-local-law-enforcement-cooperation-ice-october-2-2017/#respond Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:39:19 +0000 https://oregonsheriffs.org/?p=4395 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 ...

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Message from the Executive Director https://oregonsheriffs.org/message-executive-director/ https://oregonsheriffs.org/message-executive-director/#respond Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:30:34 +0000 https://oregonsheriffs.org/?p=4383 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 ...

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Message from the President https://oregonsheriffs.org/message-president-fall-2017-10/ https://oregonsheriffs.org/message-president-fall-2017-10/#respond Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:43:50 +0000 https://oregonsheriffs.org/?p=4331 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 ...

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Message from the President https://oregonsheriffs.org/message-from-the-president-8/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:20:26 +0000 http://oregonsheriffs.org/?p=3434 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 ...

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Message from OSSA Executive Director https://oregonsheriffs.org/message-from-ossa-executive-director-8/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:14:47 +0000 http://oregonsheriffs.org/?p=3435 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 ...

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Sheriff Brad Lohrey, Sherman County https://oregonsheriffs.org/sheriff-brad-lohrey-sherman-county/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:05:52 +0000 http://oregonsheriffs.org/?p=3436 After graduating from high school he moved to Bend, Oregon and attended college. He originally wanted to be a school teacher, so he was taking courses to further that goal. Becoming a school teacher was a bit of a conflict for him, since as he says, “Law enforcement was a way of life for my family. I’m not sure I ...

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2017 Session: Most Difficult for Policing in Decades https://oregonsheriffs.org/2017-session-most-difficult-for-policing-in-decades/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:21:52 +0000 http://oregonsheriffs.org/?p=3437 A Legislative Session with the current legislative environment can be extremely difficult. OSSA lobbyist, Kevin Campbell, has stated, “I can confidently say that the 2017 legislative session is the most challenging in my 22-year career.” There are a number of reasons that the 2017 Legislative Session is particularly challenging for policing interests including the following: Political Imbalance:  History tells us ...

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