Sheriff Jack Crabtree
Sheriff Crabtree was appointed then elected Yamhill County Sheriff in November 2002.
Currently serves as the Sheriff of Yamhill County. The citizens of Yamhill County elected Sheriff Crabtree in 2002. Sheriff Crabtree has over twenty-six years of law enforcement experience in the areas of Corrections, Patrol, Investigations, Supervision and Administration. Sheriff Crabtree commands a full service Sheriff’s Office that includes a Patrol Division, a 259 inmate Correctional Facility, Dog Control, Search and Rescue, Volunteers, Interagency Narcotics Team, Canine, Marine Patrol, Reserves, Cadets, Detective Division, Civil Process, Chaplain Program, Contract Cities, Crime Prevention, Mounted Posse, Records and Administration, with budgets totaling over $12,000, 000. In addition to his duties as Sheriff, Sheriff Crabtree is the Chairman of the Board for Yamhill Communications (YCOM) Board that oversees the annual budget of $2,746,076.
Education and Training
Associates of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Chemeketa Community College
Graduate of the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Corrections Academy, 1986
Graduate of the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Police Academy, 1989
Graduate of the Oregon State Sheriff’s Academy for Deputy Sheriff’s, 1992 (Class #1)
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, Management and Executive level certifications through DPSST
Graduate of the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, 1999
Graduate of the Executive Leadership Institute, Mark O Hatfield School of Government, at Portland State University, 2003
Graduate of the National Sheriff’s Institute, 2004
Deputy Medical Examiner and Hostage Negotiator
Over 2700 hours of specialized police training through DPSST
Elected Yamhill County Sheriff, 2002
1997 – 2002: Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division Commander
1990 – 1997: Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Detective
1988 – 1990: Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy
1985 – 1988: Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Deputy
2002 - “Police Officer of the Year” Award by the Rotary Club of McMinnville
2000 - “Investigator of the Year” Award by the Oregon Police Officer Association
1997 - “Outstanding Achievement Award” by the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association
1995 - “Sheriff’s Award” Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office
1993 - “Excellence Award” Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office
1992 - “Excellence Award” Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office
Currently a member of the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, serving on committees such as: Budget, Audit, Prisoner Transport, State Criminal Justice Information System, Legislative, Juvenile Crime Prevention Advisory, Publication, US Attorney HIDTA, and Oregon District Attorney’s Association Chair. He is member of the National Sheriff’s Association, Western States Sheriff’s Association, American Jail Association, DPSST Curriculum Committee, Association of Oregon Counties Board of Director, Domestic Violence Task Force, Chairman of the Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team (YCINT), Local Public Safety Council, Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee, Chairman of the Yamhill County Communications Agency (YCOM) and McMinnville Chamber Leadership Council
Past participation as: Board Member of the Governor’s Task Force to Combat Child Maltreatment, CASA, Yamhill County Road Improvement Advisory Board, United Way of Yamhill County, and Vice President Elect of the McMinnville Noon Rotary Club.
He has served on various teams such as the Yamhill County Major Crimes Team and the Yamhill County Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team.
Deputy Medical Examiner and Hostage Negotiator.