Sheriff Andy Long
Tillamook County Sheriff's Office
5995 Long Prairie Rd
Tillamook, OR 97141
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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.
From OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Tillamook County Sheriff's Office In Action
OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Fall, 2013 – After a busy summer season of events with
no major incidents, we hope to slow down
a bit and catch up. The Sheriff’s Office has
seen a drastic increase in Concealed Handgun
License applications and has had to increase
the process time.
The major crimes team responded to two
shootings, one which occurred August 19th,
at a private residence east of Tillamook on Oregon
Highway 6 with two suspects arrested.
As a result of the investigation, multiple
search warrants were served on residences and
vehicles. The other shooting was in July at a
private residence in Pacific City, and included
a non-fatal gunshot wound with one arrest.
The Tillamook State Forest has been the
location of multiple “RAVE” parties. These
are multiple day events coordinated through
social media and due to their illegal activities,
coordinators give the location of the party just
a few hours prior to avoid law enforcement.
RAVE parties include hundreds of people and
have a running theme of drug use, overdoses,
damage to unpermitted locations on both
public and private properties, and are common
locations for major crimes. Deputies and
detectives have stepped up their investigations
and teamed with the Washington County
Sheriff’s Office to trespass these RAVE party
coordinators for future criminal charges if
found to be on State forest land.
Many may recall that the National Weather
Service (NWS) announced recently that as
of July 31st, they discontinued disseminating
weather alerts via the self-subscription
service, to deliver email and test notifications
to the general public due to costs and fiscal
cutbacks. With Tillamook County’s history
of weather disasters, we felt this would impact
residents’ ability to stay informed of the latest
weather watches and warnings issued for
our area. With a recent upgrade to the Nixle
Service, Emergency Management is able to push NWS watches and warnings, immediately
when issued. The upgraded Nixle
also automatically posts sent information
to Facebook and Twitter as well. The new
system also provides a vehicle for community
feedback that will give the registered users a
way to get information back to Emergency
Management via the internet.
Another added feature to Nixle allows Tillamook
County to publish certain alerts over
the new FEMA Integrated Public Alert and
Warning System (IPAWS). IPAWS can now
be used by Tillamook County and provides
a way to alert and warn the public about serious
emergencies using the Emergency Alert
System (EAS), Wireless Emergency Alerts
(WEA), and other public alerting systems
from a single interface.