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
Summer, 2014 – The Sheriff’s Office and the City of Garibaldi
have had a long standing contract to provide
services. Deputy Aaron Miller was hired to replace
Sergeant Bob Pippenger as Garibaldi’s Deputy.
Aaron was previously a Police Officer with the City
of Tillamook; Aaron will do a great job. Newly
promoted to Sergeant, Pippenger was transferred to
the Jail Division where Bob started his career.
Recently the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association Jail
Inspectors from several different counties checked
over three hundred standards at the Tillamook
County Jail for compliance, during a two day
process. Each Oregon jail is inspected every two
years, with a self-inspection prior to the formal
inspection. Standards include: administration,
organization, and management; fiscal management;
personnel; training and staff development;
facility information systems; fire safety and
emergency procedures; security and control; special
management inmates; food service; sanitation
and hygiene; health care services; inmate rights;
inmate rules and discipline; communication, mail,
and visiting; admission and release; classification;
inmate services and programs; physical plant; and
work release. Lieutenant Jon Briscoe and his staff
did an excellent job preparing for the inspection.
Inspectors found only two standards were in need
of improvement, both were corrected within a few
weeks after the inspection. Very well done.
The National Weather Service Portland recently
renewed Tillamook County’s designation of
Tsunami Ready and Storm Ready. Tillamook
County first achieved the designation in 2005 and
has continued to meet all requirements since then.
The elements are reviewed every four years by the
National Weather Service (NWS) Portland to ensure
continued compliance. In a letter from NOAAs
Warning Coordination Meteorologist at National
Weather Service Portland dated April 10, 2014,
Tyree Wilde stated, “Tillamook County, Oregon
Emergency Management, and Oregon’s Department
of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI)
continue to do an outstanding job of promoting
Tsunami awareness throughout the county.” Sheriff’s
Office Emergency Manager Gordon McCraw said
“the county was also awarded a Tsunami Ready
Certificate of Achievement in 2008, for improving
the timeliness and effectiveness of hazardous weather
warnings for the public through a diligent and
proactive approach of increasing communications