Sheriff's Office Mission Statement: The mission of the Wasco County Sheriff's Office is to serve and protect persons and property and to maintain the peace and order within Wasco County.
About the Sheriff Office: The Wasco County Sheriff's Office provides primary law enforcement services in Wasco County. The Sheriff's Office oversees Patrol Activities, Criminal Investigations, Civil Process, Records, 911 Communications, Community Corrections and Emergency Management. The Wasco County Sheriff's Office is a participating member of the Mid-Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force. To accomplish our goals we partner with The Dalles Police Department and Oregon State Police.
The Sheriff's Office is supported by five distinct volunteer organizations. These groups are comprised of citizens who volunteer their time to become trained in whichever discipline they select. The volunteers then participate in those activities as necessary and when available. The volunteer organizations maintained by the Sheriff are: Reserve Deputy Program, Search and Rescue (SAR), Mounted Posse, Emergency Management Volunteers and Wasco Amateur Radio Service (WARS).
The Sheriff's Office also participates in seasonal patrols for the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Oregon Parks and Recreation, and United States Forest Service . These programs are funded through grants and contracts.