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
Winter, 2013 – In this last Fall’s Sheriff’s Magazine, Tillamook
County is one of many Marine patrol programs
covered, describing the program in the article it’s
quoted, “The marine patrol prides itself in being
in the right place at the right time.” Included with
the article is a photo of Deputies Chuck Reeder
and Billy Cloud. This year both Chuck and Billy
were recognized during the awards banquet at the
Oregon State Sheriffs' Association annual conference
for again being in the right place at the right
time for their part in yet another high risk rescue
of a boater in rough sea conditions at the entrance
of Netarts Bay. After receiving the call, deputies
spotted the boater in distress, they prepared for a
rescue, they could hear the boater yelling for help,
and seemed to be frozen to the controls, as the
boat was being pulled farther out to the ocean into
the surf. The deputies saw a lull in the surf and
their chance for a rescue, Chuck quickly maneuvered
the patrol boat alongside the small boat as
a wave washed over the boat and operator, filling
the small boat with water as Billy reached over and
pulled the operator into their patrol boat. Another
wave hit sinking the small boat out of sight, and
not seen again. As Chuck maneuvered out of the
surf another wave estimated at ten feet come at
them, broke, washing over the stern, swamping
their boat, filling the engine bilge and the deck
above their feet. They were able to return safely to
the dock. This will be the second lifesaving award
for both Chuck and Billy.
Tillamook Narcotics Team (TNT) have been very
busy with multiple arrests and two search warrants
resulting in a total of seven felony arrests and warrants
issued for two additional arrests. Marijuana,
methamphetamines and heroin were seized along
with stolen property recovered.
Deputies received multiple stolen vehicle and car
break-in reports within about a two week period in
the central county area. Deputies felt there were
several suspects involved. One male was arrested
after he crashed attempting to elude the Oregon
State Police in a stolen vehicle seems to have
stopped the spree. More arrests are expected as the
The City of Garibaldi and the Sheriff’s Office
has had a long, successful partnership providing a
patrol deputy. Despite the many requests to never
let Deputy Bob Pippenger transfer out of Garibaldi
because he was so well liked and did a great job, he
was promoted to a Corrections Sergeant position
and will transfer to the jail. Congratulations Bob!