Sheriff Andy Long
Tillamook County Sheriff's Office
5995 Long Prairie Rd
Tillamook, OR 97141
About Sheriff Long:
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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
Spring, 2015 – With a mild winter and some abnormally warm
weekends this winter, Tillamook County has
had a lot of visitors. It seems that our tourism
season started before spring break this year and
has extended well into the winter. We have had
mild weather on the coast for most of the winter
and this adds up to a busy year answering calls,
much like we have through the summer. Quite a
comparison to previous winters when we were busy
dealing with winter rains, flooding, road closures
due to slides, and wind damage causing the
activation of our emergency management team.
I’m not complaining!
For several years now, Tillamook County has
rented bed space to the Clatsop County Sheriff.
The result of the latest busy trends equates to
busy patrol deputies and a jail that stays at or near
capacity. I decided to limit our bed rental space
to ten beds, even though we are facing a tough
budget year and lower revenues. It was still an
easy decision knowing it’s never a good idea to add
liability to the county and do inmate releases
Mental health crisis has been a topic of concern
for sheriffs and jails for some time. Nothing will
change without effective services. This last winter
the Sheriff’s Office, along with the Tillamook
Family Counseling Center, began recruiting a
mental health clinician to work full time in the
jail providing mental health services. The clinician
will work with jail medical staff, jail deputies,
and the courts to hopefully divert these folks to
services outside of the jail, and if there is a criminal
conviction, to work with parole and probation
deputies to continue services after inmates are
released and supervised.
Parole and Probation Supervisor Lieutenant Holly
Rico, along with deputies and staff, are thinking
out of the box. They organized two fishing derbies
for offenders who have stayed clean and sober with
no violations. There were many participants and
some nice fish were caught. Lt. Rico and her staff
united with supervised offenders to complete a
food drive for the local food bank with a goal to
collect 500 pounds. They met that goal and reset
the goal for 1,000 pounds. With their combined
efforts, they raised 1,077 pounds of food for
community support. Congratulations! I know
there will be more team work programs for folks
under supervision, giving them opportunity to
give back to their communities. Thanks for the
Tillamook County also recognized the need to
improve its aging radio communications structure
and has applied for a grant through the State
Homeland Security Grant Program. To begin
the development process, a communications
assessment document, detailing required features
and capabilities of a newer regional interoperable
communication system was initiated. If the grant
is awarded, it would also provide information on
the development of technology and functional
design needs to achieve the goals developed.
Future phases would include a detailed system
design that would provide guidance and direction
in the purchasing of a new system.