January 2018 Business in the Spotlight
Malheur County Sheriff’s Office
151 B Street W, Vale, OR 97918
“To provide public safety services to our community with a professional, courteous, well-trained staff who consistently does the right thing at the right time for the right reason” is the mission statement of the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office.
The Malheur County Sheriff’s Office consists of sixty five professionally trained full time team members and about fifty Search and Rescue volunteers. The Sheriff’s Office has seven divisions which are identified as Jail, Parole and Probation, 911 – Dispatch, Criminal, Emergency Management, Civil, as well as Search and Rescue. Each division plays an important role in keeping the citizens and visitors of Malheur County safe.
The Malheur County Sheriff’s Office also manages the only 911 dispatch center in Malheur County which services all fire, medical, and law enforcement calls within the County.
The Malheur County Sheriff’s Office was first organized in 1887 with just the lone Sheriff. The first Jail was commissioned in Malheur County on Thursday, April 18, 1887, and was completed on or about July 8, 1887. The original jail was a two-cell jail built by the Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing Co. of St. Louis, Mo. The original cost was five thousand dollars to be paid in gold coin. Our current jail was commissioned in April 1996 and will house 104 people.
The men and women that serve with the sheriff are honored to be able to serve the residents and visitors of Malheur County. We understand that we work for and serve the citizens and always strive to deliver high quality customer service.
Sheriff Brian Wolfe maintains an open door policy and always welcomes a phone call or visit from citizens when they have questions, concerns, or need help.