Yamhill County Sheriff's Office creates special programs that target specific needs of local residents.
The "Citizen's Academy" has been reschedule to September 2012.
Yamhill County Patrol Ride Along Program
Civilian Ride Along application (pdf)
Yamhill County Reserve Program
The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office recruits reserves on a year around basis. Applications can be downloaded from the County website and mailed to the County Personnel Director. The hiring process consists of application screening, a written exam, oral board interview, a physical ability test, a jail observation, background investigation, an administrative interview with the Sheriff, urinalysis, suitability assessment with a Psychologist, and a physical.
Sheriff's reserves start the program by training in the jail, but we do allow for training and experience in court security, marine patrol, civil processing, and patrol. Training hours vary between the disciplines, some taking 40 hours and some taking up to 400. Reserves will be issued a uniform with necessary apparel emblems to start. As the training and the disciplines increase other necessary equipment may be issued.
For specific duties check the County website under employment opportunities.
Sheriffs Telling Our Parents & Promoting Educated Drivers
Sheriff Jack Crabtree is pleased to introduce the STOPPED Program to Yamhill County. STOPPED is a parental notification system designed to help reduce the number of young drivers involved in motor vehicle crashes.
In 2002, 14 percent of all the drivers involved in fatal crashes in the United States were young drivers 15 to 20 years old, and 16 percent of all of the drivers involved in reported crashes were young drivers. The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, along with participating agencies, offers parents this voluntary notification system to extend their watchful eyes and raise the awareness of drivers under the age of 21.