Sheriff John HanlinDouglas County Sheriff's Office
Roseburg, OR 97470
About Sheriff Hanlin
Sheriff John Hanlin is a native Douglas County resident, born and raised in the Roseburg area. John graduated from Glide High School in 1980. Following graduation, he worked for the Douglas Forest Protective Association and attended Umpqua Community College. In 1983, John moved to Bend, Oregon, where he attended Central Oregon College. In 1986, he earned an A.S. Degree in Computer Information Systems and returned to Douglas County. John continued his employment with Douglas Forest Protective Association as a Forest Officer, before hired by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in 1989.
During his tenure, John has served as a patrol deputy in the South County and Roseburg Patrol Offices, as a Street Crimes Unit investigator, and as a narcotics detectives. John was also an active member of the Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Team (TRT) for more than 12 years. In April of 2001, John was assigned to the position of Commander of the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT). In August of 2005, John was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to command the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Division.
John has attended numerous specialized law enforcement and law enforcement administration courses offered by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards & Training, and the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, to name a few.
John is a single parent with two teenaged boys, Brett 19, and Beau 15. He enjoys hunting and fishing, and touring rural areas of the country on his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
About the Douglas County Sheriff's Office
OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Spring, 2017 – Over the holiday, the sheriff’s office partnered with other area law enforcement agencies and K-Mart to take part in the annual “Shop With a Cop” program. Members of our agency volunteered their time to shop with underprivileged children so they could purchase gifts for their families with donated funds. Additionally, many members of our staff and their families shopped for children in need from our community. We were provided with information from the Family Development Center as to the specific needs.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office took part in a body-worn camera trial program over several months. During this time, research was conducted into several different camera solutions. Two vendors were tested in the field by selected deputies. Ultimately, TASER International’s Axon Body 2 camera and their evidence storage solution prevailed as the system which would meet the needs of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The purchase was approved by the Douglas County Commissioners in December and the order was placed. We expect to have training and implementation completed by mid-February.
Longtime Search and Rescue member Linda Coffel and her K9 partner “Riddle” recently became certified by OSSA in Urban Trailing and Tracking. Riddle is a twoyear- old female English Springer Spaniel owned and trained by Coffel. They began training when Riddle was nine weeks old. The certification test included a sevencity- block track of a person’s scent which was over three hours old and had at least four turns. At the end of the track, Riddle had to identify the correct person she had been tracking.
The Detectives Division has been busy making cases and arrests for persons luring minors online for the purpose of sexual contact. Over the course of several months, five suspects were arrested and charged. We have forwarded information to other jurisdictions regarding similar cases.
Deputy Sid Greer is assigned to our United States Forest Service contract in the Diamond Lake Ranger District. Deputy Greer was recently presented with a certificate of appreciation for his dedication and service to the citizens and visitors of the Umpqua National Forest by USFS LEO Stephen Betts. Congratulations Deputy Greer.