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About Us

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.
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, YCSO has several specialized units including Crime Response Team (CRT), Marine Patrol, Rural/Woods Patrol, and Special Investigation Unit (SIU). In addition, YCSO is a member of several multi-agency teams and task forces, including Domestic Violence Task Force (DVTF), Major Crimes Response Team (MCRT), Multi-Agency Traffic Team (MATT), and Multi-disciplinary Child Abuse Team (MCAT).

Our Command Structure

Sheriff Tim Svenson
[email protected]
(503) 434-7506

Emily Williams
Executive Assistant to the Sheriff
[email protected]
(503) 474-6289

Undersheriff Brandon Bowdle
[email protected]
(503) 434-7506

Dave Lux
Corrections Division
[email protected]
(503) 434-7507

Sam Elliott
Enforcement Division
[email protected]
(503) 434-7506

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