Sheriff Tom Bergin started his Law Enforcement career as a Reserve Police Officer for the Seaside Police Department in 1985. Bergin was hired fulltime in December of 1986 with Seaside where he worked patrol until 1992.
Bergin went to work for the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office in February of 1992 hired as a patrol Deputy. Bergin started the first narcotic canine unit at the Sheriff’s Office and had 3 dogs over the years of service.
Bergin was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1996. Bergin has primarily been involved with patrol and narcotics over the course of his career and ran the Inter-Agency Narcotics team for several years. While supervising the team, Clatsop County Inter-Agency Narcotics Team (CCINT) was awarded Narcotic Team of the year 2001 from WSIN (Western States Information Network) in Sacramento California.
Bergin was promoted to Chief Deputy in 2003 and while Chief he finished earning his Middle Management and Executive certifications that were precluded by his Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisory. Bergin has over 2402 hours of training in Law Enforcement from DPSST and also attended Oregon State and Portland State Universities.
Bergin ran for and was elected to the Office of Sheriff and started in January of 2005. He has since run unopposed for a second term and then re-elected for a third term in 2013. Bergin was elected to his 4th term as the Clatsop County Sheriff in November 2016.
Bergin serves as the Oregon State Sheriffs representative to the 15 Western States Sheriff’s Association and also serves on several committees for both OSSA and WSSA.
Sheriff Bergin was elected to the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association executive board as Secretary in 2009, Vice President in 2010, and President in 2011. Bergin was named Sheriff of the Year in 2010 for the State of Oregon and was also named Sheriff of the year for the 15 Western United States in 2015.
Some additional certifications:
Graduate of Oregon Sheriffs Command College
Graduate of Oregon Executive Development Institute Graduate of Oregon State Sheriff’s Academy
Graduate of Incident Command School
Drug Task Force Supervisors School
Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Association
Aerial Spotter School
Clandestine Lab site safety school
Fight Crime Invest in Kids
Oregon Search and Rescue Certified
Deputy Medical Examiner
Supervisor of the Drug Task Force named agency of the year 2001 for Western States
Certificate of Commendation from FBI for child abduction case
Oregon State Sheriff of the year 2010
Western States Sheriff of the year 2015.