Sheriff Brian Pixley was elected to serve as the 33rd Sheriff of Columbia County in November of 2018. Sheriff Pixley’s law enforcement career began in 2003 as a Corrections Deputy at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. He worked in that capacity until he was hired as a Patrol Officer for the city of Scappoose in 2006. In August 2010, Sheriff Pixley returned to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office as a Patrol Deputy and has since served as a Patrol Deputy, Marine Deputy, and as Sergeant and Lieutenant in both the Corrections and Patrol divisions. Sheriff Pixley was sworn in as the 33rd Sheriff of Columbia County on January 1, 2019.
Sheriff Pixley maintains dual certification in Patrol and Corrections and holds his Executive level certification in both disciplines. He is a graduate of the Oregon Executive Development Institute as well as OSSA’s Command College. Sheriff Pixley has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Oregon University and an Associates Degree in Corrections from Clackamas Community College.
Sheriff Pixley resides in Scappoose, Oregon with his wife, Annette. They have been married since September 1994 and have three children. Sheriff Pixley is a member of South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and Columbia County Rotary Club.