Captain L. Shane Nelson

CORRECTIONS DIVISION COMMANDER

CORRECTIONS DIVISION COMMANDER

Captain Nelson has been in law enforcement in Oregon for more than 20 years. Most recently, he served as Operations Division Commander. He was born and raised in Bend and graduated from Mountain View High School in 1988.  After graduating from Oregon State University in 1993 he moved back to Bend.  Lisa, his wife of 14 years grew up in Maupin. They have four school-age children.

As the Corrections Division Commander, he oversees the office’s Adult Jail, Work Release Center and Human Resources.  As a member of the Sheriff's Office he serves on the Deschutes County Shared Future Coalition.

He is an active member of the community; he serves on the Board of Directors for Pilot Butte Partners and the Board of Directors for the Redmond School District. Captain Nelson is the Director of the Redmond Youth Football Program and he coaches youth soccer and basketball for the Redmond Area Parks and Recreation District. He is a past member of the Redmond Development Commission Safety Stakeholder Committee, as well as, a past member of the Redmond Executive Association.

CAREER

• 1993 – Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office – Reserve Deputy
• 1994 – Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office – Patrol Deputy Sheriff
• 1999 – Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office – Corporal
• 2001 – Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Detective
• 2003 – Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office – Patrol Sergeant
• 2006 – Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office – Patrol Lieutenant
• 2010 – Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office – Administrative Lieutenant
• 2012 – Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office – Operations Division Commander
• 2013 – Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office – Corrections Division Commander

EDUCATION

 • 1993 – Oregon State University, B. S. Speech Communication

 PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

• Department of Public Safety and Standards Training – Executive Certificate
• Department of Public Safety and Standards Training – Middle Management Course
• Mark Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University
• Graduate of Class #2 Oregon State Sheriff’s Association Command College
• Graduate of the 2012 Leadership Bend Class

AVOCATION

 • Family outings, skiing, hunting, hiking and fishing

 

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