Umatilla County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Umatilla County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 4700 NW Pioneer Place, Pendleton, 97801 OR
  • Chief:
Phone: 541-966-3600
Fax: 541-278-5496

Umatilla County Sheriff's Office is located at 4700 NW Pioneer Place, Pendleton, 97801 OR. The Umatilla County Sheriff's Office phone number is 541-966-3600.

Umatilla County Sheriff's Office News

Today around 11:18 a.m. is the the Wireless Emergency Alert System Test! It is only a test, no action is needed.

We're looking for a few good men and women who'd like to work with us in our Marine, ATV, and Snowmobile Programs. COME JOIN OUR TEAM! See the information about the positions at the Umatilla County Human Resources website below:

UCSO Recovers Stranded Boater on the Columbia River On September 27, 2018, at about 5:30pm, the Umatilla County dispatch center received a call regarding a disabled boat on the Columbia River, west of the Interstate 82 Bridge. The boater reported that his motor stopped working and he was near the shipping lane on the river. He said he was paddling away from the main river channel because one of the large river cruise boats was coming down river in his direction. UCSO deputies responded with one of their jet boats and located the disabled boat about .5 miles west of the mouth of the Umatilla River. The deputies were able to safely tow the boat and its occupant back to the Umatilla Marina. This incident was a successful boat (and boater) recovery with no injuries or property damage. UCSO would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of safe boating practices. - Make sure your boat is in good working order and has all required lights, sound producing equipment and life jackets. - Do not exceed the maximum number of passengers for your boat. - Also, be aware of the weather conditions for the entire time you are on the river; conditions can change very quickly. - Be prepared and make sure the conditions are conducive to the size of your craft and equipment. If you wish to have your boat inspected prior to going on the water, contact the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office at 541-966-3650 to schedule an appointment.

Update from ODOT: ODOT: East. Ore.: UPDATE - Old Hwy. 30 closure MPs added: Wildfires in eastern Oregon are impacting two highway sections and motorists are advised to drive with caution near these areas. OR 86 (Baker-Copperfield Highway) is CLOSED between MP 58 and 61 (about 13 miles west of the Oregon/Idaho border). A wildfire near I-84 MP 225 (about 16 miles east of Pendleton) is resulting in smoke in the area. The freeway is open at this time, but a section of the Old Highway 30 frontage road is closed between I-84 MP 228 Deadman Pass Rest Area (WESTBOUND) and Poverty Flats near MP 224 (EASTBOUND). Slow down and drive with caution. Fire crews are on scene. Expect I-84 shoulder closures and emergency crews in the area. If you travel this section, be prepared for long delays if conditions deteriorate. Continue to check or call 511 / 800-977-6368 for update conditions.

The Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) has been postponed until October 3 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.

MEDIA RELEASE - September 11, 2018 UCSO SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM RESCUES WOMAN at the Bar M Ranch On Saturday, September 8th, a 36 year old female, who was attending a retreat at the Bar M Ranch in the Blue Mountains fell and injured her ankle while hiking down a steep trail on the mountainside. Personnel from the ranch attempted to get her out using crutches but were unsuccessful due to the narrowness of the trail and severity of the injury. Umatilla Tribal ambulance responded and treated the woman’s injuries, but had no means of extricating her. Umatilla County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Team was called and arrived at Bar M Ranch at about 6:25pm. SAR members hiked approximately ¾ of a mile to the woman’s location with a Stokes portable stretcher and wheel rescue device, arriving at about 7pm. The trail was narrow and steep and contained several areas with steep drop offs at the trail's edge. The victim's location was approximately 400 feet above the river bottom. The woman was securely strapped into the Stokes rescue device. A series of safety lines were set to ensure the descent down the narrow and steep trail, about 400 feet above the river was controlled and prevented the device from going over the side. The searchers and ambulance crew proceeded down the trail with the victim in what became very and strenuous work during the descent, which lasted over two hours. The patient was transferred into an all-terrain vehicle, and then driven to the emergency room at the nearest hospital for treatment. We would like to commend the following members of the UCSO SAR ground team for a job well done: Bob English, Bill Morris, Scott Scheuning, Eric Skaggs, Kyle Waggoner, and Julie Hendren for her work at the command truck. Julie filled the logistics and planning functions, ensuring our com link was maintained and the proper documentation was occurring, both critical components for the safety of the operation. The professionalism and competence of our SAR Team was on display that evening. THANK YOU ALL!!

Never Forget 9/11, A message from the International Public Safety Association:

Thanks again to our good friends and partners in Walla Walla for including us in the "Little Chief / Sheriff" Program and their National Night Out activities. Thanks also to the Betts family for this year's "Little Sheriff", Nathan Betts, and to the Thornton family for former "Little Sheriff", Clay Thornton Please enjoy this video from the Walla Walla National Night Out,

Hunter Rescued near Ukiah On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, members from the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and Search and Rescue Team responded to a hunting camp southeast of Ukiah, Oregon for a report of a hunter who became entangled in his safety harness. The man was suspended upside down from a tree stand over 30 feet in the air. When deputies arrived, the man who was from Prineville, Oregon said he had been stuck there for two days, before being found by another hunter. With assistance from the Union County Sheriff’s Office, US Forest Service, and medics from La Grande and Pendleton, and Life Flight, the man was safely removed from his harness by use of an Oregon Trail Electric Co-op (OTEC) bucket truck. The hunter was transported by Life Flight to a regional hospital. The condition of the hunter is unknown at this time.

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Outstanding Warrants List "Warrants were active at the time the list was created; however, wanted status is subject to change at any time. If whereabouts are known, please report immediately to law enforcement by calling our 24 hours dispatch center at 541-966-3651 or by calling 911 if an emergency."

Sharing this Public Health Advisory for West Umatilla County area.

Please enjoy listening to Sheriff Rowan on the KUMA's Coffee Hour broadcast on 08.16.2018 as they discuss how the Umatilla County Fair went, the fast approaching Pendleton Round-up week,an ongoing death investigation, Sheriff Rowan's participation in the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and State Legislature including efforts to improve mental health resources by securing funding for the jail modification plan and an upcoming tour of the jail by Senators, Thank you KUMA!

Press Release from Umatilla County Health Department.

A special thank you to the Umatilla County Reserve Deputies! Every year they assist in providing security at the Farm City Pro Rodeo. The Reserve Deputy Program is a group of dedicated volunteers who donate their time and energy to support and assist the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office. Their primary function is providing patrol, answering calls for service and providing security at special events. Each member completes extensive training necessary to perform law enforcement functions (including a Reserve Academy) and they must donate a minimum of 16 hours a month to the program. The Reserve program is overseen by an Advisory Board. They are an invaluable part of UCSO and we appreciate their dedication and service. Thank you!