Citizens Advisory Panel

The Citizens Advisory Panel will provide guidance and insight for the Sheriff and will be used as a sounding board for agency programs, procedures and the revamp of our strategic plan. 

Members will serve as an information-gathering resource and advisory body to the Sheriff on matters pertaining to proactive public safety and the prevention of crime. 

In addition, this committee will bring concerns of the community to the Sheriff.  The Citizens Advisory Panel will have six citizens representing all areas of Deschutes County.  With the guidance and direction of the Citizens Advisory Panel, insight will be gained on delivery of future services.  

Citizen participation is fundamental to achieving successful law enforcement. Involving citizens in the planning process has many benefits. Committee members learn the limitations--as well as some of the frustrations--that public safety professionals experience in confronting various problems.


            Name                 Representing
            Roger Allen  La Pine Area
            Bill Birnbaum Sisters Area
            Michael Thornton Bend 
            Steve Hussey Bend 
            Tom York         Redmond Area
            Nancy Woodward Member-at-large

Deschutes County Sheriff 2016

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(541) 388-6661

Main Office

63333 West Hwy 20
Bend, OR. 97703

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