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, 2014 – A very busy couple of months with several
significant drug busts and then one storm after
another giving us heavy rains, damaging high
winds, snowy/icy roads, and overflowing rivers.
In January, TNT assisted several law enforcement
agencies in serving several search warrants
which led to the seizure of around 1 pound of
methamphetamine, along with one-half pound
of cocaine, $24,000 in cash, weapons and four
arrests. With information forwarded to federal
investigators, additional arrests along with another
very large seizure of narcotics resulted.
In February, an investigation by TNT and
deputies resulting from an overdose case, led to the
arrest of three individuals for possession of heroin,
possession of methamphetamine, and numerous
Additionally in February, our Emergency
Management Department was very busy, first
dealing with over five inches of snow and ice in
low lying areas with over 20” in the Coast Range
passes along with extended periods of subfreezing
temperatures over the first week of February. The
next two weeks saw a strong weather system about
every 24 hours, each bringing periods of heavy
rains, damaging high winds, and rough seas. Each
system pushed the area rivers higher and higher,
causing several of them to reach bank full, and
one, the Nehalem River, climbed to just above
flood stage, which causes flooding of low lying
farmlands, some road flooding, and flooding of
structures in the low lying areas. As I write this,
we are waiting for what is expected to be the last
in this series of storms. The weather pattern is
expected to finally change to something more
normal for this time of the year.