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  • Occupation: Sheriff, Polk County

    Occupational Background: Thirty-two years of experience in law enforcement serving the City of Independence as a reserve officer, patrol officer, detective and sergeant. Serving Polk County Sheriff's Office Criminal Patrol Division as deputy sheriff, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, Patrol Commander, Corrections Division lieutenant and Jail Commander, and Sheriff.

    Educational Background: Graduate, McNary High School; Graduate, Department of Public Safety Standards and Training: Police Officer, Advanced Certificate; Corrections Officer Supplemental Course; Oregon Executive Development Institute; Middle Management Course; Supervision Course; Graduate of Minnesota State Patrol Advanced Accident Reconstruction

    Prior Governmental Experience: Thirty-two years of experience in the Criminal Justice System of Polk County. This includes working all areas of Law Enforcement, Corrections, Civil, Emergency Management and Administrative Services. Twenty-seven years of supervisory and senior management experience. Career experience coordinating with the Polk County Courts, District Attorney Office, Probation and Parole staff and other local government and city service providers affiliated with the Criminal Justice System. Various experience in the coordination of multi-agency operations in Federal, State, County and City agencies to provide cooperative services and investigations.

    Governors Appointment to the Board of Public Safety Standards and Training. Vice-Chair of BPSST Board, Chair of the Corrections Policy and Memorial Fund Committees. Executive Committee Member. Additional Committees, Past-Chair of the Willamette Valley Communication Center Budget Committee, WVCC Advisory Board, Board Member of Regional Automated Information Network. Oregon State Sheriffs' Association Past President and Co-Chair of Legislative Research Committee.

    Awards and Recognitions:
    1984 Dedicated Service and Loyalty
    1988 Outstanding Service
    1989 Outstanding Leadership
    1995 Sheriff's Award for Outstanding Performance
    1996 Recognition and Appreciation for Service
    2001, 2004, 2009 Sheriff of the Year, Oregon State Sheriffs' Association

    Bob Wolfe is a proven leader with impeccable credibility and experience in the criminal justice community who has a level of respect that provides for a cooperative approach to service and teamwork.

    (This information furnished by Committee to Elect Bob Wolfe Sheriff.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722