About the Lane County
The Lane County Sheriff’s
Office’s nearly 400 employees are organized into three divisions: Corrections Division; Office of the Sheriff; and,
Police Services Division.
Corrections Division operates traditional and alternative programs for offenders who are either pretrial or sentenced to the
custody of the Sheriff.
The Corrections Division operates
the 485-bed Main Jail. The Mail Jail serves as the division intake and release
center. The original Main Jail was constructed in 1979, with new additions completed in 1988 and 1999.
The Office of the Sheriff is the
administrative branch of the Sheriff's Office housing office-wide functions such as Fiscal, Personnel, Training, Planning,
Labor Relations and Legal Counsel liaison.
The Police Services Division command
is staffed by a captain and an administrative assistant who oversee the Field Services, Special Operations and Support Services
sections in the division. Field Services Section is responsible for providing 24-hour emergency response to the Lane County
jurisdiction; Respond to emergency police-related calls 24 hours a day, including assisting other sections within the Department;
Provide mutual aid to surrounding jurisdictions when called upon; Respond to non-emergency police calls, as staffing permits;
Investigate crimes and arrest law violators; and, Provide limited traffic law enforcement on County roadways.
The Special Operations Section
of the Police Services Division is responsible for a myriad of services including: Administration and coordination of contracts;
Civil Process; Courthouse Security and Transportation; Search & Rescue; Drug Enforcement/Marijuana Eradication; Aviation;
and, Forestland Emergency Services Programs.