Sheriff Administration

About Us

The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office (YCSO) is sworn to protect and honored to serve the citizens of our county. We provide our citizens with high-quality law enforcement services, in an ethical and fiscally responsible manner. The Sheriff’s Office has set a standard of “Excellence in Service” in public safety through innovation, flexibility, and dedication. Through mutually beneficial cooperative partnerships within our community, we are committed to problem-oriented policing with the goal of reducing the public safety concerns of our citizens and visitors.
 
The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office serves nearly 110,000 residents of the County with 100 employees. Yamhill County encompasses 718 square miles and includes the incorporated cities of Amity, Carlton, Dayton, Dundee, Lafayette, McMinnville, Newberg, Sheridan, Willamina, and Yamhill. We provide correctional services, including a corrections facility and work release center, and 24-hour a day patrol of suburban and rural areas, including timberlands and waterways areas.  The Sheriff's Office patrols the unincorporated areas of the county, as well as several cities that have contracted with YCSO to provide law enforcement services. In addition, the YCSO has several specialized units including Major Crimes Response Team (MCRT), Marine Patrol, Rural/Woods Patrol, Special Investigation Unit (SIU), and Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team (YCINT).

Our Command Structure

Sheriff Tim Svenson
svensont@co.yamhill.or.us
(503) 434-7506

Emily Williams
Executive Assistant to the Sheriff
williamse@co.yamhill.or.us
(503) 474-6289
     


Captain Rich Geist
Corrections Division
geistr@co.yamhill.or.us
(503) 434-7507
 


Captain Brandon Bowdle
Enforcement Division
bowdleb@co.yamhill.or.us
(503) 434-7506
 


Captain Chris Ray
Operations Division
rayc@co.yamhill.or.us
(503) 434-7506
 

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