Community Events

Your Yamhill County Sheriff's Office participates in many community events throughout the year. When you're out and about, come up and say "Hi!". Some of our recent events can be found below.

Shop with a Sheriff YCSO Around the County

Shop with a Sheriff

(November 15, 2018)

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce our Third Annual Shop with a Sheriff, our 2018 holiday initiative. In 2016, Sheriff Svenson refocused the annual Toys for Kids Program campaign in order to increase the personal interaction between local school children and your Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office organization. He believes that positive one-on-one interactions between the children of Yamhill County and his staff will have a significant impact in enriching relationships between the Sheriff’s Office, businesses, and the community that extend beyond the holiday season.

“As members of the community ourselves, we know there are needs that we can’t always address in the normal course of business, as much as we would like to. The Shop with a Sheriff program will give us the chance to focus on the connection with community members in an enjoyable way. I mean, who doesn’t like shopping for presents? It’s fun!” -- Sheriff Svenson.

Uniformed officers and support staff have volunteered their time to take participating children from Yamhill County holiday shopping. The Sheriff’s Office has sought the assistance of county school districts to identify recipients.  For more information, please contact Emily Williams (503/474-6289 or


Shop with a Sheriff Donations

(November 15, 2018)

Donations great and small are accepted with gratitude for our 2018 Shop with a Sheriff Program; Patron Level donations will include recognition here on our website, as well as our Facebook page. Gifts to this program are tax-deductible as a charitable contribution and 100% of the money raised goes toward supporting the program – no tax dollars are spent on this program, so we rely on the support of our fellow Yamhill County citizens and friends.

Donations may be made by cash or check. Checks should be made out to Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, with Shop with a Sheriff in the memo line. They may be mailed to:

Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Shop with a Sheriff program
535 NE 5th Street, Room 143
McMinnville, OR 97128

or dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office at the same address.

2018 Patron Levels are:

DEPUTY PATRON - Sponsorship of half of a child’s shopping experience  - $75
SERGEANT  PATRON - Sponsorship of a child’s shopping experience - $150
CAPTAIN PATRON - Sponsorship of one and a half  children’s shopping experiences - $225
SHERIFF PATRON - Sponsorship of two children’s shopping experiences - $300+

For more information, please contact Emily Williams (503/474-6289 or

4th Annual Clean Up the Mountain Event To Be Held on June 23, 2018

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and SOLVE (Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism) invites the public to come help clean up public lands at the 4th Annual Bald Mountain Forest Clean-up event on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018. We ask you to meet at the Sheridan Peak kiosk on Bald Mountain Road at 8:30 a.m., to pick up trash large and small. We will be serving BBQ Hot Dogs, chips and water for all the volunteers beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Volunteers should wear a long sleeve shirt, long pants, work gloves and sturdy shoes or work boots. Bring rain gear, just in case! Come get your hands dirty, meet some wonderful people and help keep our forests clean!
Since 2015, volunteers have removed over 20 tons of garbage and over 150 tires from the forest. Although a large amount of garbage has been removed over the last three years, dump sites in the forest continue to be a major issue. Please join us for this year’s event!
Unsightly garbage is harmful to plants and animals. It can pollute water sources and promote the growth of noxious weeds. Dumping on private forest lands has resulted in many land owners closing their lands to public access. Make a difference and join us on June 23rd!
Please remember to report illegal dumping! It can help make a difference.
For more information about SOLVE and to register for this awesome event, vist the registration website
For more information about Bureau of Land Management, visit BLM.

YCSO Around the County

You never know where your Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office will pop up!

Representing the YCSO at the 2016 LETR Oregon Special Olympics Plane Pull
(August 6, 2016)

YCSO showing their support to the Special Olympics in Newberg
(July 9, 2016)

YCSO and McMinnville PD serving the community and raising funds for Special Olympics Oregon at Tip-a-Cop. Thanks to Golden Valley Brewery & Restaurant for letting our staff be your staff for the evening!
(June 16, 2016)

Talking with County Schoolchildren about the YCSO

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