County Office
Tim Evinger photo


Occupation: Sheriff of Klamath County, Oregon.

Occupational Background: Klamath County Sheriff, 2000 to present; Police Officer/Supervisor, Klamath Falls Police Department 1989 to 2000.

Educational Background: Graduate, Oregon Police Academy's Supervisory, Management and Executive curriculums; Graduate, Oregon Executive Development Institute; Public Safety Executive Training; Graduate, Klamath Union High School; Attended Southern Oregon University.

Prior Governmental Experience: Co-Chair, Oregon Amber Alert Review Committee; Meth Task Force; DUII Task Force; Oregon's Missing Persons Clearing House Advisory Board; Co- Chair, Anti-Terrorism Task Force; Chairman, Oregon Search and Rescue Advisory Committee.


• Awarded Oregon's 2003 Sheriff of the Year • Fighting the scourge of meth at every level • Established the Rural Patrol Team • Tripled the number of School Resource Officers • Spearheaded the creation of the Safe Schools Interagency Team • Established the Sheriff's K-9 program • Established the Mature Volunteer Program, providing retired citizens the opportunity to serve their community • Demonstrated leadership and mediation skills during the water crisis • Secured millions in grant funding for better training and equipment • Secured federal funding for the Search and Rescue Unit • Increased training to every division • Implemented new Oregon Jail Standards • Saved taxpayers thousands by using inmate labor and holding criminals accountable by charging inmates for nonnutritional items, billing for medical costs and implementing the "Pay to Stay" program.

ENDORSED BY: Teamsters Local 223, representing the Klamath County Sheriff's Office Sergeants.

Klamath County is faced with difficult times and tough decisions. The issues are complex and need the attention of Evinger, a Sheriff who has already proven he understands these issues; who has the knowledge and experience to resolve them. Tim Evinger works tirelessly and leads from the front, consistently bringing people together to find practical solutions.

"We've accomplished many good things. Let's keep the momentum. I hope I have earned your trust… and your vote." - Sheriff Tim Evinger

(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Tim Evinger Klamath County Sheriff.)