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Sheriff Joshua R. Brown
On January 4th, 2021, Joshua Brown was sworn in as the Tillamook County Sheriff after winning in the general election in November 2020. After serving as a volunteer, Sheriff Brown started his professional law enforcement career in 2005, when he was hired as a Corrections deputy for the Tillamook County Jail. Sheriff Brown was hired as a Criminal deputy for the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) Patrol Division in 2012.
Sheriff Brown provided the TCSO’s contract patrol services for the U.S. Forest Service at the Sandlake Recreation Area and local national forest for four years. Sheriff Brown transferred into regular patrol serving as the night-shift senior deputy. During this time, he trained new TCSO recruits as a senior field training officer (FTO) and served as an instructor at Oregon’s DPSST Academy in Salem.
In early 2020, appointed Tillamook County Sheriff Jim Horton decided not to run for re-election. At that time, Brown felt there was a need for unity and an opportunity for improving morale within the Office. This desire to help the Office that he had come to love. With the support and blessing of his wife, Kelli, he solidified his decision to run for sheriff in that year’s general election. Sheriff Brown prevailed in a highly contested race that the community was actively engaged in.
Sheriff Brown was born and raised in Tillamook and has been a lifelong member of the community. He has been a volunteer youth sports coach in both baseball and football and is currently a volunteer member of the local fair board. Sheriff Brown and his wife, Kelli, will celebrate 27 years of marriage this fall (2021). Together, they have raised their four children in their hometown of Tillamook. He is an avid hunter and enjoys spending time in the woods, especially with his children.
Sheriff Joshua Brown is honored to serve the members of the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office along with all residents and visitors of Tillamook County.