Sheriff Curtis LandersLincoln County Sheriff's Office
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365
About Sheriff Landers
Former Sheriff Dennis Dotson retired effective May 31, 2016, and Curtis L Landers was appointed to fulfill the remainder of his term.
Sheriff Landers has been employed at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office since August 1, 1987. He served as a corrections deputy, patrol deputy, patrol sergeant, and administrative lieutenant prior to being appointed to the position of sheriff.
About the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Winter, 2016 – On November 1, 2016, the Sheriff’s Office began enhanced law enforcement coverage for the Siletz Area Enhanced Law Enforcement Services District. The Siletz Area Enhanced Law Enforcement Services District was passed by voters in the May 2016 election. The boundaries of the Siletz Law Enforcement Services District are the same as the existing Siletz Valley Rural Fire Protection District.
The Siletz Enhanced Law Enforcement area is a unique partnership between the City of Siletz, the Siletz Tribe and other residents of the unincorporated areas within the boundaries of the fire district. The voters in the district approved a $1.31 per $1,000 property value permanent rate beginning this year. This voter-approved funding will provide half of the revenue needed for the enhanced law enforcement. The other half of the funding will come from the Siletz Tribe through an agreement with Lincoln County.
The funding will provide enhanced law enforcement services consisting of two additional patrol deputies to provide 80 hours of enhanced service per week. On November 1, 2016, the service began with 40 hours of enhanced service per week and we anticipate extending that to the full 80 hours of service on January 1, 2017.
Deputies are very excited to have the additional manpower to work in this area to provide enhanced services. The enhanced service will allow deputies time to take a more proactive and community policing approach to solving crime and improving quality of life concerns for residents and businesses.
The fall community meeting was held in Siletz on October 25, 2016, in anticipation of beginning of the enhanced coverage. The leadership team provided information on the various divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. It was a very well attended meeting and was beneficial and interactive.
There have been a few recent promotions in the office. On October 1, 2016, Deputy Karl Vertner was promoted to patrol sergeant. Sergeant Vertner has been with the Sheriff’s Office for over 11 years. On November 1, 2016, Deputy Derek Etheridge was promoted to patrol sergeant. Sergeant Etheridge has worked for the Sheriff’s Office for over nine years. Sergeant Etheridge will also assume the Search and Rescue team supervisor duties.