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Tuesday, 03 March 2009 19:38

The mission of the Sheriff is to Conserve the Peace in Columbia County!


The Columbia County Sheriff is committed to working in partnership with our community to improve the quality of life in our county. The Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to solving community problems, the reduction of crime, and the preservation of laws, ordinances and the constitutional rights of all people within our jurisdiction.


The mandate of all sheriffs in Oregon is to conserve the peace in our communities by: investigating violations of law and bringing the perpetrators to justice; standing guard against those who would seek to undermine the peace in the county; maintaining the county jail for the purpose of detaining and correcting all those who break the peace in the county; executing all warrants and other processes of the courts or judicial officers thereof; and conducting all search and rescue efforts within the county.


All employees and volunteers with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office adhere to the following values and vision statement:



  • Employees are valued and empowered to do what is right;
  • Citizens are served effectively and efficiently;
  • The rights of all are upheld and protected



It is the vision of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office to serve the citizens of our county with:

  • effective and efficient public safety services;
  • a safe, secure and efficient incarceration facility that contributes to a better quality of life; and,
  • reliable court and civil process services.
Each employee is enabled to solve problems by taking ownership and believing he or she can form partnerships with our citizens and fellow public safety providers to make our community an ideal place to live, work and recreate.

 For the current Agency-Wide Strategic Plan, Go Here!


Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015 12:05