Conservators of the Peace

Clackamas County

Sheriff Craig Roberts

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Mailing Address:
2223 S. Kaen Rd
Oregon City, OR 97045

Street Address:
9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd.
Clackamas, OR 97015

tel: 503-655-8218
fax: 503-722-6158

About Sheriff Roberts

Born and raised in Clackamas County, Craig Roberts has risen through the ranks of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office over the past 30 years. After starting out as a reserve deputy, he was hired full time, and subsequently served as a member of SWAT, an undercover narcotics investigator and a major crimes detective.

Along the way, he has launched numerous initiatives and programs with the aim of protecting children from abuse, including a nationally recognized conference and a regional Internet crimes team that targets sexual predators who prey on children.

First elected Sheriff in 2004, Roberts sought a $42.7 million public safety levy that allowed him to hire 49 new deputies and re-open 84 jail beds. In 2008, he emerged from the May primary with almost 80 percent of the vote in a three-way race, clearing the path for another four year term in office.

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About the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office


Winter, 2016 – DVERT Sweep a National Success: On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) worked with agencies throughout Oregon, as well as agencies across the country, to arrest persons with outstanding family-violence warrants. In Clackamas County alone, they conducted a total of 173 arrest warrant service attempts, bringing 14 men and women to the Clack­amas County Jail on existing warrants. Arrestees were booked in the Clackamas and Multnomah County jails.

Nationwide, the 14th Annual Family Violence Apprehension Detail included 1,645 law-en­forcement personnel (and 1,663 participants total) from 441 agencies from 45 states. There were 6,157 domestic-violence warrants at­tempted and 1,202 warrants were served, with charges ranging from harassment to murder. In its 14-year lifetime, the detail has led to 70,205 warrant attempts and 14,664 warrants served nationwide.

To learn more about the Family Violence Apprehension Detail, visit sheriff/domesticviolence.html.

Child Abuse Summit Returns in April: The 2017 Child Abuse and Family Violence Summit is set for April 11-14 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River in Portland. This three-and-a-half-day multi-disciplinary conference is for professionals working in the areas of investigations, interviewing, assessment, pros­ecution, and treatment of child abuse, neglect and domestic violence.

The Summit is hosted by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Child Abuse Team and the Domestic Violence Enhanced Re­sponse Team (DVERT), with sponsor support from the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association. The summit’s goal is to educate professionals on the complex issues associated with child abuse and family violence, to broaden each professional’s knowledge base in multiple ar­eas, and to increase understanding of the other agencies’ roles and responsibilities. Visit for full conference information.

Public Safety Levy Renewed: On November 8th, Clackamas County voters overwhelm­ingly approved Measure 3-502, the renewal of CCSO’s five-year public-safety levy. According to early election results, the levy renewal passed by a strong margin, with over 77% of Clackamas County voters choosing “YES.”

The renewal allows the Sheriff’s Office to maintain the 84 jail beds restored by the levy’s original 2006 passage; to retain approximately 18 patrol deputies and nine detectives, and to continue the CCITF’s award-winning work as a leading inter-agency drug task force in the region. The levy will add an estimated $64 million to the Sheriff’s Office budget from 2017-22.

Sheriff Roberts wants to thank CCSO staff and Clackamas County citizens for their support, as well as members of the citizen Blue Ribbon Committee (BRC), which advised the Sheriff’s Office as it prepared for a renewal: Barry Rotrock, Debi Laue, Ed Lindquist, Ernie Platt, Gordon Day, Ralph Radmer, Rick Miller, Rob Wheeler, Shirish Patel and Steve Campbell.

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.


Pat Garrett
President and Washington County Sheriff.

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