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Sheriff Curtis Landers
Sheriff Curtis Landers began his law enforcement career with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in 1987 as a Records/Property Clerk. In 1989, he was promoted to Corrections Officer and worked in the jail. In 1991 Sheriff Landers was promoted to Patrol Deputy. As a Patrol Deputy he was the contract deputy for the City of Depoe Bay for two years and was on the Multi-Agency Crash Team. In 1997, Sheriff Landers was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant where he managed the Field Training Program for new patrol deputies and was in charge of continued training for the patrol deputies.
In 2005 he was promoted to the rank of Administrative Lieutenant. As the Administrative Lieutenant, Sheriff Landers was responsible for obtaining and administering grants, policies and procedures, sheriff’s office training, risk management for the Sheriff’s Office and oversaw the County’s Emergency Management program.
On June 1, 2016, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioner appointed Sheriff Landers to complete Sheriff Dotson’s final year of his third term when he retired. Sheriff Landers was elected in November 2016 and reelected to a second term November 2020.
During his time as Sheriff, Sheriff Landers serves on numerous committees and has many accomplishments including creating a Pretrial Justice program and implementing a Community Outreach and Mental Health Enhancement Team.
Sheriff Landers has attended the FBI National Academy, OSSA Command College, the DPSST Supervisory and Middle Management courses, and has over 3000 hours of training in corrections, law enforcement, leadership and supervision. Sheriff Landers possesses an executive certificate from DPSST.
Sheriff Landers is married to his wife Jennifer and they have two adult children. In his off time, he enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, golf, and watching sports.