The Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association was formed in 1916 to give Oregon Sheriffs a single, and effective voice — every Sheriff working diligently with his fellow Sheriffs through the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association to update and improve his profession and to elevate the entire law enforcement system though cooperation with all other enforcement agencies from the FBI to the one man police departments.
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 the role of Sheriff, as the chief law enforcement officer in the
- 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
- Provide scholarships to worthy second-year college law enforcement/corrections students.
- Provide permanent historical museums of Oregon Sheriffs Memorabilia.