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
Winter, 2016 – Here it is winter time, and the Gilliam County Sheriff’s Office is still down one position. Our K-9 deputy left to go work for the railroad last July, while we had a new deputy being trained at the academy, basically leaving us two deputies short of a full staff. All over the state, law enforcement agencies are finding it difficult to find new recruits, and we are finding there aren’t any certified police officers applying in Gilliam County. We will soon be interviewing three applicants. I am confident we will select one of the applicants to fill the position and hope to get them enrolled in the February 2017 class at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, with an approximate graduation date of June 2017.
On October 21st, Gilliam County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the county’s fourth fatal traffic crash of 2016. The crash occurred on the Highland Hills Ranch when an ATV Melissa Herz was riding, hit a pickup head-on that was being driven by a ranch employee. Ms. Herz was employed by Highland Hills Ranch as a hunting guide.
On November 3rd, our newest Deputy Alex Greene, was driving his assigned patrol vehicle east on Highway 206, west of Condon, when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed. Extensive damage was done to the vehicle as a result. Fortunately, Deputy Greene was uninjured in the crash. The Sherman County Sheriff’s Office investigated the crash.