Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Automotive Unit
Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Automotive Unit is located at 63360 Britta St., #4 Bend, OR 97703. The shop consists of a 5 bay full service shop for cars and light trucks. The shop also contains a parts stock room, a fabrication bay, a snowmobile/ATV bay, tire storage racks, containers, and offices. The Automotive Unit manages and maintains over 183 vehicles. This number encompasses vehicles used for Patrol, Detectives, C.O.D.E. (Central Oregon Drug Enforcement) and S.W.A.T which combined are driven a million miles annually.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office communications shop is responsible for providing support and maintenance of vehicle mounted computers, radios and cellular phones. The communications shop’s responsibilities include programming, diagnosing, user training, testing new equipment, warranty returns, maintaining spare parts inventory, inventory control and acquisition. The communications shop works in conjunction with Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Maintenance unit, Sheriff’s Office IT unit, Deschutes County IT dept., Radio & IT technicians with local law enforcement agencies and Radio & IT technicians located at DC911.