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Coos County

(541) 396-7800
(541) 396-1025
250 N Baxter Coquille, OR 97423-1897

Sheriff Craig Zanni

Sheriff Craig Zanni was re-elected in 2014 after coming out of a busy retirement in 2010 to serve his first term as sheriff. Prior to being elected Craig had served as a Special Investigator for the District Attorney and the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Zanni spent thirty-seven years as a professional law enforcement agent, documenting several thousand hours of professional law enforcement training. Craig received his education at the United States Army Non-Commissioned Officers Academy, College of the Siskiyou, Southwestern Oregon Community College and the Drug Enforcement Administration Drug Task Force Commander’s school and Clandestine Laboratory Task Force Command School. During his Law Enforcement career, Sheriff Zanni first began with several years as a Deputy Constable and Reserve Deputy Sheriff, in Siskiyou County, California. During his thirty-five plus years with Coos County Sheriff’s Office, Zanni worked his way through the ranks from patrol deputy to Detective Sergeant and Commander of the Investigation Section. During his tenure, he spent three years as Administrative Sergeant and twenty-five years as a member of, as well as commander of, SWAT. Ten of those years were spent as the Supervisor of the field training officers of the Criminal Division and fourteen years as the coordinator for contractual services with DEA/USFS/BLM narcotics eradication programs. The Sheriff has been married 45 years to his wife Christine having raised a son and two daughters and now enjoying the love and joy of ten grandchildren. Sheriff Zanni made it a top priority of providing leadership, increased training and support, which aided in improving the levels of effective professional law enforcement to Coos County. Current staffing levels have mandated the efficient and effective use of all available personnel through improved training and collaboration. Closer working relationships with the Sheriff’s Posse, Search and Rescue, Reserves and other supporting organizations have been a priority along with cooperation, and mutual assistance with other agencies which has improved services to the communities we serve. We pledge to continue to find positive and creative ways of the needs of our community. Thirty-seven years of law enforcement experience has given me the insight and experience necessary to strive to obtain the results the citizens of Coos County deserve.

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