Concealed Handgun Licensing Class


The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office offers Concealed Handgun Licensing classes to the public. You must register to take this class. ​Class size is limited to 40 people in order to ​allow participants to be fingerprinted and photographed during the class. Once this class has been completed, you will not need to make an appointment to get your Concealed Handgun License. Your permit will be mailed to you using the self-addressed stamped envelope you provide.

The class fee is $90.00; this covers both the class and your handgun license. If you want to take the class and get your license in another county the class will cost $25.00.


Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office: "MAC”

Training Room on the 2nd Floor 

63333 W. Hwy 20
Bend, OR 97703


Seat Belt Safety Class

safety-seatbelts-lg.jpgLocated at: Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office 63333 Hwy 20 West Bend, OR 97703

Please bring the following items with you to class: Court Paperwork and $35.00 Cash 
You must have court paperwork with you at the time you register and you cannot be past the expiration date listed on the paperwork or you will not be able to take the class. If you are passed the expiration date listed on the paperwork you must return to the court for an extension.

There is no ATM available at our facility so you will need to plan ahead and bring cash with you. We are not set up to take Debit/Credit cards and checks will not be accepted for the class.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and registration is in the lobby of the sheriff’s office the night of the class (address listed above). Class begins at 7:00 pm. No one is allowed in after class begins (Doors automatically lock).

All Classes Are the 2nd Monday of Even Months. Class usually lasts approximately 2 hours​


2018 Class Schedule

June 11
August 13
October 8
December 10


Mandatory Boater Education Class

boating-class.jpgLocated at: Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office 63333 Hwy 20 West Bend, OR 97703​

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Oregon State Marine Board, has established the following dates in 2017 to assist boaters in obtaining their Mandatory Boater Education card. Those seeking their card need only attend one three-hour session, not all of them.

The Mandatory Boater Education law, passed by the 1999 Oregon Legislature, requires ALL Oregon resident boat operators of powerboats greater than 10 horsepower (including personal watercraft) and youths 12-15 operating ANY size powerboat, to take a course on basic boating skills and pass a written test to demonstrate basic boating knowledge. Upon passing a written test or approved course of instruction, the boater can apply for a boater education card which must be carried when operating a powerboat on Oregon waters.

This class is not intended for first-time boaters; those taking this class should have some previous boating experience, and should study the “Boat Oregon” study guide. Those guides are available free at the main Sheriff’s Office in Bend, any of the Sheriff’s Office substations in Terrebonne, Sisters or La Pine, and at All Seasons RV & Marine and Central Lake Marine in Bend.

There is no charge for this class; students watch a video, have a short Q & A session and then take a 75 question multiple-choice answer test. Students who receive a 70% or better score on the test will be provided with the necessary paperwork to get their card, which costs $10 from the Marine Board. This is a one-time fee…the card is not a license, does not need to be renewed and is good for life. Many insurance companies offer a slight discount on boat insurance rates (when insurance may be required, as when financing a boat), for those who successfully obtain their cards.


Take Care Be Aware

Awareness and Personal Protection Class

safety-personal-protection.jpgLocated at: Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office 63333 Hwy 20 West Bend, OR 97703​

Dates: May 24, 2018 and November 15, 2018 (CANCELLED)

Time: Registration starts at 5:30p.m. – no pre-registration is necessary Class is 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE Age: This class is open to citizens ages 15 and above (Ages 15-17 must be accompanied by an adult)

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is proud to offer the citizens of Deschutes County an awareness and personal protection class at the main Sheriff’s Office located at 63333 W. Highway 20, Bend.

This class is designed to:

  • Heighten your personal awareness of your surroundings
  • Teach you how to interpret a situation that doesn’t seem right
  • Train you on how to decide what your choices are in reacting
  • Learn how to implement your decision

In today’s world, this one-of-a-kind training is key to knowing that your self assessment of a situation is probably in the 40% to 70% range of being correct. You’ll learn that waiting until you feel you are 100% certain, it may be too late.

This class will teach you that your personal safety starts with an awareness of your surroundings and making decisions based on your observations. Come listen to instructors give you information on what to look for and hear some advice regarding steps to take in protecting yourself and your family. You will observe some basic self-defense tactics and leave with a complimentary personal protection device.



Power Curve Self Defense Class


Your Sheriff's Office invites women, 14 years and older, to participate in a free personal safety course entitled "Power Curve--Increasing Self Defense Options for Women."

In survival mode the human brain will search its memories (“brain files”) to determine how to solve a scenario it may currently be facing.  If you have never considered you might need to defend yourself someday, that “brain file” may be empty.  Creating a plan under duress is difficult at best.  Why not take this opportunity to make a plan and learn simple techniques that will help you survive? 

Students will have the opportunity to solve many types of scenarios through open discussion and demonstration.  They will also learn the importance of having an “emergency plan” in case they have to defend themselves.      

Deputies who teach Defensive Tactics design and instruct this hands-on class. Their goal is to empower women with tools and a mind-set to maintain personal safety and to successfully confront and survive potentially dangerous situations. A focus on situational awareness and training in physical self-defense techniques provide options to reduce the risk of abuse and attack.

This two-session course is offered on two evenings during the same week from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., or back-to-back classes held on a Saturday. Registration begins 30 days before each course starts.  Courses are held six times per year.


  • Minimum 14 years of age (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

  • No criminal history of felony or violent misdemeanor crimes

    To Register:

    Use our online registration form ​at this link, 2-Day Power Curve Self Defense Class

  • Plan to attend both sessions

  • Please cancel your registration before the first session if you cannot attend

  • Due to the space, class size is limited (14 total students)

  • You may register yourself and up two to other people.

Next Session: November 6 and November 8, 2018; Registration begins 30 days prior.

Location: In the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office M.A.C. Training Room. Please see our location on the map below.

If you have any questions or concerns that may arise prior to the class, please contact Deputy Kyle Turpen at Kyle.Turpen@deschutes.org

Deschutes County Sheriff 2016

Adult Jail

(541) 388-6661

Main Office

63333 West Hwy 20
Bend, OR. 97703

(541) 388-6655
(541) 693-6911 (Non-emergency after hours)

Monday - Friday 8-5pm

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