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“My life’s purpose is service. Whether service to community, country, or in support of my team, it’s what drives me.”
~Sheriff Pat Garrett

I ask for your support to be your sheriff for another four years and help lead the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in providing a wide range of law enforcement services to keep our community safe. The qualities which make me the best candidate include my integrity, many years of leadership training, experience and effectiveness in leading large organizations, certification in both police and corrections, extensive interagency partnerships across local, state and federal agencies, a strong connection with diverse community based organizations, and ensuring a top-quality training program for the women and men who serve and protect our community.

Leading the Sheriff’s Office involves managing a budget of over $100 million dollars a year, with a staff of over 600 people in several distinct divisions with widely varied responsibilities (Patrol, Jail, Investigations, Services, and Executive Administration). One of the most important parts of this job is building and maintaining relationships with the leaders of our partner agencies ensuring the entire criminal justice system functions as efficiently as possible. I have spent years developing solid relationships with our Board of Commissioners, other county departments, our courts, prosecuting attorneys and defense attorneys, parole and probation partners, the Oregon Department of Corrections, legislators, community treatment providers, other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and many other stakeholders. In the past few years, several cities chose to contract with the Sheriff’s Office to provide police services in their communities, including Banks, Gaston, Cornelius and most recently North Plains. Their choice to allow us to serve as their police provider is humbling and attests to the relationships and trust built by this office with those communities.

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