Tim Svenson grew up in Clatskanie, Oregon. He attended Western Oregon University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Law Enforcement and studied Public Policy and Administration. He was hired with the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office as an intern in June of 1999 and hired full time as a Deputy in January of 2000. During his career he has served as a Deputy, K-9 handler, Sergeant, in both Patrol and Jail divisions, Administrative Sergeant, and as Operations Captain. He currently holds an Executive Level certification through DPSST and is dual certified in both Patrol and Jail operations. In November of 2014 he was elected Sheriff and was sworn in as the 30th Sheriff of Yamhill County on January 5th, 2015. Tim has been married to his wife for 14 years and has a 4 year old Daughter, Alayna. He is an avid sports fan, enjoys attending local sporting events, and in his spare time continues to raise money for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and enjoys working on his 1968 Firebird.