About Sheriff Byron Trapp
Sheriff Byron Trapp began serving as Lane County’s 35th sheriff on May 1, 2015, following unanimous appointment by the Board of Commissioners. He was elected Lane County Sheriff in November 2016. Sheriff Trapp’s law enforcement career began in 1988 when he joined the Lane County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff, assigned to the Corrections Division. In 1990 he was assigned to the Police Services Division where he served as deputy, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. Sheriff Trapp held many assignments including; corrections deputy, patrol deputy, field training officer, resident deputy, drug enforcement and SWAT operator. As captain, he served as the Police Services Division commander, responsible for all functions of police services in the Sheriff’s Office including; Patrol, Detectives, Contract Law Enforcement, Civil Service and Enforcement, Court Security and Prisoner Transport. Sheriff Trapp was promoted to chief deputy in 2013 and served as second in command, overseeing the Administrative Division, managing the functions of Support Services (dispatch and records), Fiscal, Professional Standards, Human Resources, Training, Emergency Management, Planning, Labor Relations and Legal Counsel Liaison. Sheriff Trapp holds an Executive Police Officer Certificate from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). He is a 2010 graduate of the FBI National Academy, 242nd Session. He has an Associate Degree in Mechanical Drafting from Arizona Automotive Institute and has completed undergraduate studies at Lane Community College, Arizona State University and the University of Virginia. Sheriff Trapp serves on the Lane County Poverty and Homelessness Board, the Relief Nursery Board of Directors, the local Public Safety Coordinating Council and is a member of the Eugene Rotary Club.