Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

2019 Shop with a Sheriff Program

Donations are now being accepted for the 2019 Shop with a Sheriff Program. Donations great and small are accepted with gratitude; Patron Level donations will include recognition here on our website, as well as our Facebook and Instagram pages. 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.

The children who benefit are identified through the administration of the participating schools - Amity Elementary School, Amity Middle School, Amity High School, Dayton Grade School, Dayton Junior High, Dayton High School, Faulconer-Chapman School, Sheridan High School, Willamina Elementary School, Willamina Middle and High School, Yamhill Carlton Elementary School, Yamhill Carlton Intermediate School, Yamhill Carlton High School, and Wascher Elementary. Last year, we were able to help bring joy to 57 participating children.

The program includes an employee of the Sheriff’s Office or a neighboring agency who accompanies a child to Walmart McMinnville, where each child receives a credit of $100 to spend in the store. The primary goal is to allow children the opportunity to shop for their families and to also buy a gift for themselves. After shopping, volunteers wrap the children’s presents while the children chat with their shopping partners. Shoppers also are offered a take-home meal after shopping. After the presents are wrapped, all that’s left is the joy of Christmas morning. Your support to help bring joy to a local child this Christmas is greatly appreciated. More information on how to donate is available by visiting our Shop with a Sheriff page.

Interested in Working With Us?

(Updated November 5, 2019)

Always dreamed of a career in law enforcement? Already in law enforcement but looking for new challenges? You're in luck! Yamhill County Sheriff's Office is currently recruiting for both entry-level and Certified/Lateral deputies in both our Corrections and Enforcement (Patrol) divisions. We have multiple positions available, so bring your best friend along for a new and exciting ride!

Our third review of applications will be those received by December 31, 2019; applications must be received by 3 pm on December 31st (postmarks not accepted). Make sure you get your County HR application and other required application materials (see position announcements) in before then for the opportunity to join us as we protect and serve the citizens and guests of Yamhill County. More information and a complete position announcement can be found at:

We also have an opening with a focus for FEMALE DEPUTIES. This position is opened until filled. We are looking for both entry-level candidates and certified/lateral candidates to work in either our Enforcement (Patrol) or Corrections (Jail) divisions. Our second review of applications will be December 31, 2019; applications must be received by 3 pm on December 31st (postmarks not accepted). See the full position announcement at SO19-089 Entry-Level/Certified Deputy - Corrections/Enforcement.

We also have an opening for a Corrections Sergeant. This position has been extended to December 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm. We are looking for an experienced leader who has a minimum of 5 years' progressively responsible experience as a Sworn Law Enforcement Officer, possesses a DPSST Intermediate Corrections Certificate, and currently holds an assignment as a first-line supervisor in good standing with a recognized federal, state, county, or city (municipal) entity. See the full position announcement at SO19-086 Corrections Sergeant.

Want a little more information on what we're looking for? Want to know our likes and dislikes? You can always find information about what we're looking for in our staff and what our hiring process looks like by checking out our Join The Team page.

New Online Crime Reporting Tool Available

Yamhill County Sheriff's Office now has an online Crime Reporting Tool available for individuals to initiate reports of non-emergency/not-in-progress crimes. Note: If this is an EMERGENCY or a CRIME IN PROGRESS, do not file your report online. Call 911.

If you have been a victim of one of the Online Reportable Crimes, you may submit the your information through our Online Crime Reporting Tool. Please do not make your report in two places. To reduce confusion, individuals who file a report online should not also call the non-emergency line and file the same report. If you submit an online report and do not receive a response within five (5) business days, please contact Yamhill County Sheriff's Office at 503/434-7506 to inquire about its status.

  **If the crime you are wanting to report occurred within the city limits of Newberg, Dundee, Carlton, Yamhill, or McMinnville, please contact that police department instead of submitting this form to Yamhill County Sheriff's Office as we do not have primary jurisdiction in these cities.**

Dog Control: Lost and Found Dogs

Has your dog gotten out and you can't find her? Have you found a dog and don't know who the owner is? Or can't get in touch with the owner? Check our out Lost and Found Dogs information page for information on how to notify your local law enforcement agency.

News and Updates

Did you know that you can keep up with your Yamhill County Sheriff's Office on Facebook and through the FlashAlert Newswire system? You can also sign up to receive notifications from YCSO through the FlashAlert system. Just follow the instructions on the FlashAlert page to sign up via email or download the app on your smartphone.

Mission Statement

It is the Mission of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office to provide our citizens with high quality law enforcement services, in an ethical and fiscally responsible manner.


To this end we will provide the highest quality of law enforcement services and will hold ourselves accountable to community and national professional standards. We recognize that our most valuable resource is our people and will strive to create a positive working atmosphere where creativity and participation abound. We will serve the people of this community striving for excellence in all that we do. We will not settle for mediocrity or second best. We are one of Oregon's Finest.

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