About Sheriff Gary Bettencourt
Sheriff Bettencourt began his law enforcement career with Gilliam County serving as a Reserve Deputy, Deputy, Undersheriff and appointed Sheriff in June 2005 finishing the term of Sheriff Parker who retired. He was then elected to the Office of Sheriff and began his first term in January 2007.
Sheriff Bettencourt is a board member of, Tri-County Communications, Tri-County Corrections, 911, Community Counseling Solutions, NORCOR, NORCOR Sheriff’s, and Suicide Awareness For Everyone (SAFE).
The Sheriff manages a narcotics detection K-9 program and the inmate work crew program and is responsible for many things including the 911 center, parole & probation, search and rescue, NORCOR jail facility, 911 funds, emergency management, and law enforcement services to the City of Arlington.
The Sheriff’s Office currently employs 5 full-time deputies, a civil deputy, a reserve deputy, a full-time inmate work crew supervisor, a part-time work crew supervisor.
The Gilliam County Sheriff’s Office has continued to grow in professionalism, consistency, fairness, and efficiency for the betterment of all the citizens in Gilliam County.