Vision & Mission

Why Choose Shane Nelson?


Shane has been in law enforcement for more than 20 years in Oregon, he was appointed Sheriff in 2015. He oversees the office’s Adult Jail, Work Release Center, and Human Resources. He is an active member in the community and serves on the boards of many organizations.


Shane strives to cooperate with the media and be as upfront as possible where it is legally allowed. His goal is to continue to do the best he can, set an example for the team at the Sheriff’s office, address the elephants in the room, and learn from his mistakes.


Increase education and awareness within the Sheriff’s Office of the needs of those who are struggling with mental illness and addiction. I will continue to work with community partners to build a system of services to protect the public but also support our most vulnerable citizens.