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
Fall, 2014 – During late August, Sheriff ís Office deputies
and certified volunteers responded to the
Tillamook State Forest near the Jordon Creek
and Diamond Mill for two missing men who
left their camp late in the evening. This area
has hundreds of miles of roads and very steep
areas for off highway vehicle use. On the third
day of searching at about 8:15pm, searchers
located Justin Norton and Nicholas Santangelo
deceased, due to a fatal vehicle crash. Their
vehicle left a narrow gravel road and rolled
several hundred feet down a steep hillside, in
an area with heavy growth and trees, making
detection difficult for searchers on the ground
and nearly impossible to locate by aircraft.
Both were ejected from the SUV. Due to the
loss of light, the recovery of the victims and
the investigation resumed on day four in the
morning and required a High Angle Rope
Team, and some preparation for the technical
recovery and the investigation to continue.
Thanks very much to the following list of
agencies and individuals who were a big part
of the hours spent to recover the victims for
their families: Mountain Wave Emergency
Communications volunteers, Yamhill County
Sheriff ís Office, Marion County Sheriff ís
Office, Tillamook County Sheriff ís Office Volunteer Search and Rescue, Oregon
Department of Forestry, Air National Guard
Salem, Department of Corrections South Fork
Prison Camp, and friends and family of Justin
Deputy Glenn Watson was hired as the new
Parole and Probation Deputy. Glenn worked
as a Corrections Deputy in the jail since
December of 2010 prior to transferring. Glenn
will do a great job.
Sheriff ís Office Emergency Management has
been selected to receive an Oregon State Service
Corps (OSSC) member for the 2014-2015
service year. OSSC is a statewide AmeriCorps
program whose sponsoring agency is the
American Red Cross, and provides nonprofits,
community, faith-based organizations,
government agencies, and schools the
opportunity to sponsor an AmeriCorps
member. This AmeriCorps member will focus
on disaster preparedness, response, resilience or
mitigation in the southern part of Tillamook
County. We are fortunate to have a premier
Emergency Volunteer Corps (EVC) that has
organized in North Tillamook County. We
hope to organize the volunteers in South
Tillamook County using this same model that
has worked so well for the EVC of Nehalem
Bay. This AmeriCorps individual will be a
big help in achieving this goal during the 10
months they serve.