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Joseph A.


Occupation: "1992 - Present" Hood River County Sheriff

Occupational Background: Hood River County Sheriff (Marine Deputy); Hood River Police Department (Patrolman, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain); Hood River County Sheriff

Educational Background: Graduate Hood River Valley High School; Portland Community College (Criminal Justice); Oregon Police Academy; Oregon Executive Development Institute

Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon State-Western States-National Sheriff's Associations; NORCOR (Founding Member) Board of Directors, Sheriffs Board; Hood River County Community Corrections (Supervisory Authority); Hood River County 911 Users Board; Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council; Mid Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force; Airborne Law Enforcement Association; Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (SAR/Firearms Instructor); Mid Columbia Softball Umpires Association (OSAA-WOA-ASA) Official; ODFW/Hunters Safety

With one of the most beautiful back yards in the world (Mt Hood and the Columbia River Gorge), we often take for granted what it takes to protect and keep it safe. Sheriff Wampler has organized and outfitted the Sheriffs Office to meet these demanding needs.

Joe's vision has brought us NORCOR, Video Arraignment and a Community Corrections Work Crew. A modern 911/Dispatch - Emergency Operations Center that is equipped with the latest technologies and best trained staff in the Mid Columbia. Coordination with Victims Services such as Mental Health, Trauma Intervention, Community Awareness has increased our ability to respond to community needs. Highly trained, motivated and well equipped Deputies maintain our security while specialized investigators are assigned to Drug Enforcement and Child Abuse Units.

Joe's vision has maintained levels in existing services as Hood River County responds to fluctuations in State and Federal funding.

Joe is a proven representative of our community so let's continue a successful law enforcement program under his capable and experienced leadership.

"I reaffirm my commitment to the County, its people, its children and the protection of our quality of life".

RE-ELECT Joe Wampler Sheriff

(This information furnished by the RE-ELECT Wampler for Sheriff Committee.)