Sheriff Gary BettencourtGilliam County Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 685
Condon, OR 97823
Gilliam County Sheriff’s website
About Sheriff Bettencourt
Sheriff Bettencourt began his law enforcement career with Gilliam County serving as a Reserve Deputy, Deputy, Undersheriff and appointed Sheriff in June 2005 finishing the term of Sheriff Parker who retired. He was then elected to the Office of Sheriff and began his first term in January, 2007.
Sheriff Bettencourt is a board member of, Tri-County Communications, Tri-County Corrections, 911, Community Counseling Solutions, NORCOR, NORCOR Sheriff’s, and Suicide Awareness For Everyone (SAFE).
The Sheriff manages a narcotics detection K-9 program and the inmate work crew program and is responsible for many things including the 911 center, parole & probation, search and rescue, NORCOR jail facility, 911 funds, emergency management, and law enforcement services to the City of Arlington.
The Sheriff’s Office currently employs 5 full time deputies, a civil deputy, a reserve deputy, a full time inmate work crew supervisor, a part time work crew supervisor.
The Gilliam County Sheriff’s Office has continued to grow in professionalism, consistency, fairness and efficiency for the betterment of all the citizens in Gilliam County.
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OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Spring, 2017 – I am sure we are all happy to have winter behind us, I know we certainly are at the Gilliam County Sheriff’s Office, having 20-plus vehicle crashes in the first month and a half of the new year. Most of the crashes occurred on Interstate 84 with very few injuries.
On January 15, 2017, Christopher Schiller began his new career as a deputy sheriff for the Gilliam County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Schiller is not new to law enforcement, having served as a seasonal deputy for Jefferson County and a reserve officer for Prineville Police Department. Deputy Schiller now makes his home in Arlington. He began sixteen weeks of law enforcement training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem on March 20th and will graduate the academy July 14, 2017. Deputy Schiller is a public safety officer for Central Oregon Community College, an emergency technician for St. Charles Medical Center and a healthcare specialist with the Army National Guard.
Our county recently experienced a great loss with the death of long-time County Commissioner Dennis Gronquist. Our community will suffer without Dennis’ considerate, kind and thoughtful leadership. Dennis is missed, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the Gronquist family.