Umatilla County Sheriff Office

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Sheriff Rowan

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Umatilla County Sheriff's Office Mission Statement

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Our Commitment To The People of Umatilla County

The mission of the UMATILLA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE is to professionally serve our community and consistently earn the public’s trust by providing superior public safety services, and to enhance the quality of life and encourage economic development, growth and stability in Umatilla County in an ethical and fiscally responsible manner, while preserving and respecting the rights of all individuals.


To keep our communities and families safe; by enforcing the laws of the land, maintaining a safe and secure jail, patrolling all areas of Umatilla County and conducting criminal investigations, providing a state of the art communications center, civil processes, search and rescue services, and keeping our courts safe and accessible to the public through court security.

To work collaboratively; with our community and public safety partners, with an emphasis on the prevention, investigation and prosecution of crimes, solving public safety problems, and being responsive to the ever changing needs of the community.

To seek and retain professional, competent, compassionate and courteous staff; and to continue their professional development through training, experience and education to better serve the community.

To be fiscally responsible; and to successfully manage and effectively maximize all of the public’s resources that we have been entrusted with.

Message from the Sheriff - Conserving the Peace in Your Community

Dear Citizens,

Whether you live in a city or in the urban or rural areas of Umatilla County, you receive a wide variety of services from your Sheriff's Office. In the urban or rural unincorporated areas, Sheriff’s deputies are the primary first responders when you call 911; from the Communications Deputy/Dispatcher who answers the phone, to the Patrol Deputy or Detective who responds to the scene to investigate the case, to the Corrections Deputy who manage the persons in our jail who have committed crimes. Throughout the county, the Sheriff's Office provides these same services to city residents, provides contracted police services to the cities of Athena and Weston, and we support all city police departments in the county.

We also participate in many interagency teams including the Umatilla/Morrow Major Crimes Team, and the Blue Mountain Narcotics Team, and others to deal with incidents that pose a high risk to public safety, such as hostage situations, barricaded suspects, drug trafficking, and gang enforcement. These efforts are possible because of the uncommon interagency cooperation among all city and county law enforcement and support agencies, and ensure that highly trained specialists are available whenever needed in any part of the county.

In addition, your Sheriff’s Office assists the public with civil services, including concealed handgun licenses, and court orders; police and fire dispatch services; maintaining a safe and secure jail; court security; emergency management and disaster services; mountain safety patrols by ATVs and snow mobiles; water safety by boats; neighborhood watch programs, and search and rescue services - just to name a few.

You can be proud of the services you receive from the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office. We are working hard every day to provide the most competent, courteous and effective law enforcement services anywhere in the country. Thanks for your continued support!


Terry L. Rowan, Sheriff

Pendleton Office / County Jail

Umatilla County Sheriff Office
4700 NW Pioneer Place
Pendleton, OR 97801
Ph # 541-966-3600
Fax # 541-278-5496

Hermiston Office

West County Building
915 SE Columbia Ave
Hermiston, OR 97838
Ph # 541-667-3011
Fax # 541-567-2601

Milton-Freewater Office

North County Building
418 N. Main Street
Milton-Freewater, OR 97862
Ph # 541-938-6544
Fax # 541-938-4096