The Oregon sheriffs and the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association have six major goals which they are constantly striving to attain:
- Keeping up with police science and technology and providing appropriate educational programs for law enforcement personnel and the general public.
- Maintaining a role of sheriff as the chief law enforcement officer in the county.
- Developing and maintaining a public image that will permit the citizens to have confidence in the sheriff’s ability to meet modern police problems.
- Working together to solve the problems of all Oregon sheriffs and meet the challenges collectively.
- Provide scholarships to worthy second year law enforcement/corrections students.
- Provide permanent and satellite historical museums of Oregon sheriff memorabilia.