Conservators of the Peace

Tillamook County

Sheriff Andy Long

Tillamook County Sheriff's Office

5995 Long Prairie Rd
Tillamook, OR 97141

tel: 503-815-3330
fax: 503-815-3399
Tillamook County Sheriff’s site

About Sheriff Long

Sheriff Andy Long began his law enforcement career with the United States Coast Guard in 1981 with ten years of active duty. In 1991 when he was hired with the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office he transferred to active reservist status as a Coast Guard Special Agent with the C. G. Investigative Service until retirement in 2001.

Sheriff Andy Long served as a Corrections Deputy, Patrol Deputy, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Jail Commander, and a short time as Undersheriff before he was appointed Sheriff upon Sheriff Todd Anderson retirement by the Board of Commissioners on November 1st 2011.

Sheriff Andy Long currently or has served: Oregon State Sheriffs Jail Command Council as Vice President, and President; Chairman of the North Coast Narcotics Task Force; Community Corrections Commission; and Oregon Department of Public Safety and Standards and Training Instructor.

Sheriff Andy Long was sworn in by County Clerk Tassi O’Neil on November 1, 2011, 8am, Circuit Court Room 102.

About the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office


Winter, 2016 – On Friday morning, October 14th, we were just assessing the damage from the previous evening’s 100+ windstorm when the call came in about a tornado in the city of Manzani­ta, in the northern part of the county. The reports included numerous trees down, several structures damaged, many impassable roads, but no information on injuries. The last such tornado in Tillamook County was in 1975. The County Incident Command Team was immediately activated and multiple agency resources from within the county and some from outside the county were dispatched. Overall, the response to this event is described by many as remarkable. Within a matter of a few hours, all roads in the area had been made passible and multiple utility personnel were working to restore power to the roughly 2,700 customers who were out of service, which included all of Manzanita. All told, this wa­terspout that came ashore as an EF2 tornado damaged 128 structures in its three-quarter mile path between the beach and Highway 101 which included the center of town, with zero deaths or reported injuries. A total of 28 agencies represented by 233 individuals did a remarkable job handling this incident. As an example, the utility folks had replaced all downed poles and restored power to everyone able to get power, in under 48 hours. A final note, the Portland National Weather Service who had issued two tornado warnings in the previous 12 months, issued 10 that morning before 9:30 a.m., most of those in Tillamook County. There was one other tornado sighted that morning in Oceanside with no damage.

On November 5, 2016, the Tillamook County Search and Rescue (SAR) Team hosted the 1st annual SAR Banquet which was an over­whelming success and raised over $40,000 for the SAR program. The event was attended by over 350 guests from the community and fea­tured auction items donated by local area and Oregon-based businesses. The funds raised will be used to purchase upgraded equip­ment, improve facilities and provide ongoing training for SAR members. SAR Coordinator Dean Burdick and members of the SAR team organized the event and plan to make it an annual fundraising function. Thanks very much to those who helped make the auction such a great success.

The Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office re­ceived a $20,000 grant from the Confederate Tribes of the Siletz Indians and private donors to assist in the operation of the Sheriff’s Office Underwater Dive Rescue Team. These funds will also be used to purchase new equipment enabling divers to communicate with the surface, and a trailer to store and allow quick transport of gear. The Confederated Tribes of the Siletz also donated $7,500 to purchase a medical sled for the Search and Rescue team. This sled will make it safer and easier for search teams to extricate an individual from the many remote areas in our county.

Message from the OSSA President

washington-pat-garrettAs the newly elected president, I am honored to represent all 36 Oregon sheriffs.

The sheriff has historically been the chief executive officer of the county, and this is still true under Oregon law. Elected by you and answering directly to the voters, your sheriff can be an effective voice of the people in the serious work of protecting the community. OSSA enables us to work together to serve you best.

By way of introduction, I am in my second term as the Washington County Sheriff, where deputies serve over a half million residents across 727 square miles of rural areas, urban communities, and cities. Our deputies also operate the only county jail. While Oregon counties are diverse in terms of climate, population, and economic drivers, your sheriffs work together to solve problems and challenges that we have in common.

The sheriffs of America have always played a significant role in the history of our nation; in fact, the office of Sheriff was the first county office established in the United States. Also, the first person to read the Declaration of Independence publicly was Philadelphia Sheriff John Nixon in Pennsylvania in 1776.

I look forward to working together to strengthen the office of Sheriff and the communities we proudly serve. Thank you for your continued support of the men and women on shift every day to keep our diverse and proud communities safe.


Pat Garrett
President and Washington County Sheriff.

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