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Sheriff Jeff Dickerson

Sheriff Jeff Dickerson

Columbia County

Sheriff Jeff Dickerson has served Oregonians since his criminal justice career began in 1988, serving with the Oregon State Police until he was elected in 2008 as Columbia County’s 32nd sheriff. Elected to a second term in 2012, Sheriff Dickerson’s time in office has been devoted to improving the professionalism, effectiveness and efficiency of service to those who live, work and/or recreate in our county. Sheriff Dickerson has also been appointed by the Governor to serve on the State Interoperability Executive Council, working to improve emergency radio communications for first responders in our region. He is a graduate of the Oregon Executive Development Institute and the Oregon Sheriff’s Institute. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in criminal justice/public administration from Liberty University.

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