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Sgt. Mark Garton

On October 28, 2015 the Polk County Board of Commissioners appointed Detective Sergeant Mark Garton to replace Sheriff Bob Wolfe when he retires on November 30, 2015. The interim position will last from November 30, 2015, until January of 2017, at which time the newly elected Sheriff will take office.

The Polk County Assessor’s Office certified the 2015-2016 Tax Roll to the County Clerk. This will authorize the County Tax Collector to start the process of mailing tax statements and collection of taxes. Linda Fox, County Tax Collector, plans to mail statements on October 19, and taxes are due November 16.

Taxes may be paid by mail, at the Tax Office in the Courthouse at 850 Main Street, Second Floor, Dallas, or using the County online tax payment system available on the County website.  If you have questions about where to pay your taxes or how to pay your taxes, please call the Tax Office at 503-623-9264.  

The National Weather Service (NWS) invites you to join the 2015 Skywarn Spotters Training.

The NWS Spotter Program is a network of volunteers trained in identifying weather events. Those volunteers call in to report abnormal weather conditions where they live.

The training will cover: cloud identification, gauging rainfall, measuring hailstorms, types of server winds, rating snowfall, NWS weather terminology, and knowing when to call in a report.

In Memory of Randy Whittaker Dog's Best Friend

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone who contributed to our Paws for a Cause Pet supply drive and BBQ in July! We were able to raise over $1800 for the Correctional Peace Officer Foundation at our BBQ. That money will be used to help other Correctional Officers who have a need and we are grateful that you joined with us so that we can help other Correctional Officers who are in need.