The Deschutes County
Sheriff's Office provides the community safety with
the jail, criminal patrol, investigations, civil process,
animal control, traffic safety, code enforcement, court
security and search and rescue. In 1994 the Deschutes County
Adult Jail was built and it has a capacity of 228 beds.
Deschutes County strives to have a Comprehensive Emergency
Management (CEM) Program. The "comprehensive" aspect of CEM
includes all four phases of disaster or emergency activity:
mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. It also
applies to all risks: natural disaster, man-caused,
technological, terrorism, energy, and material shortages.
The Search and Rescue Division (SAR) averages over
100 training and actual missions each year and its mission is
to provide search and rescue assistance to the citizens and
visitors of Deschutes County. SAR consists of five teams.
These are: A general ground search team plus specialized teams
for winter search and medical evacuation, mountain rescue
(technical climbing), water operations (SCUBA, ice, swift
water), and canine search.
The K-9 Unit Division members are on call 24
hours a day and the teams of officers and dogs are trained in
tracking and narcotics detection. Dogs are trained to locate
suspects who have walked or run away from crime scenes or have
barricaded themselves in a building/house. They are also
trained to protect the handler and to hold a violent or
dangerous person from escaping. These and other vital services
are provided to all the residents in Deschutes County under
Sheriff Les Stiles.
Deschutes County Sheriff's
63333 Highway 20,
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 388-6655