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News Release
Sheriff's Office Approved Budged for Fiscal Year 2022 (Photo) - 09/22/21

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office budget for the Fiscal Year 2022 has been approved by the Deschutes County Commissioners. The approved operating budget for the Sheriff’s Office is $54,135,362 with an additional $17,266,788 in a contingency for a total budget of $71,402,150. 

Included in this budget is five new full time sworn positions.   This new operating budget does not raise the current tax rates. It keeps the rural tax rate at $1.34 which is the same tax rate that was implemented in 2018. The Sheriff’s Office was able to reduce the countywide tax rate from $1.08 to $1.05. 

Being able to keep the rural tax rate at $1.34 is significant due to the addition of five sworn full time employees and the expense of the body worn and in car camera systems. 

I am very pleased that the Sheriff’s Office budget was approved, and we will be able to provide quality service to our community members without raising their property taxes. Sheriff L. Shane Nelson

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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