Sheriff Mike TaylorLake County Sheriff's Office
513 Center St
Lakeview, OR 97630
About Sheriff Taylor
Sheriff Mike Taylor took his oath of office on January 5, 2015. Taylor is a law enforcement veteran, with 32 years of experience in law enforcement, 30 with the Tacoma Washington Police Department. “Law enforcement is pretty much what I’ve done all my adult life,” he said. “It’s what I do best, and its’ a way for me to give back to a community that’s given so much to me.”
Taylor also cited an interest in developing a communities-based policing strategy, which would integrate a cooperative approach by deputies and law enforcement in resolving identified community issues.
About the Lake County Sheriff's Office
OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Spring, 2017 – Graduations: The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has hired its first female patrol deputy. Rachel Bonine was hired January 3, 2017, and is assigned to the North Lake area. Deputy Bonine is scheduled to attend the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Basic Police Course commencing February 20, 2017. Also hired as a corrections deputy is Kimberly Buck. Deputy Buck has been a reserve deputy with the Sheriff’s Office for many years. Deputy Buck is scheduled to attend DPSST in May 2017.
Community Meetings: The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has engaged with the citizenry of Lake County by conducting community meetings throughout the county. The meetings are designed to address specific needs of individual communities within the county. The interaction with citizens has proven to be extremely positive and productive for both community and the Sheriff’s Office.
District Attorney Sharon Forster has taken office starting the first of January. The collaboration between the District Attorney’s Office and law enforcement in Lake County has begun moving in a positive direction. Cooperation is among the best it has been in the past four years.
Congratulations and best of luck to Sheriff Frank Skrah in his retirement. It has been a pleasure and an honor working with Sheriff Skrah and the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office during Sheriff Skrah’s tenure. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is looking forward to four years with newly elected Sheriff Chris Kaber.
Renovation: The renovation project for our office is nearly complete. The offices for the sheriff and the administrative assistant have been completed and they are now enjoying their new accommodations. The rest of the renovation is projected to be completed by the end of March.
Hiring: The Sheriff’s Office is in the process of hiring one corrections deputy. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Applications can be obtained on the Lake County website at http://www. lakecountyor.org/.