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  • Sheriff's Office | Thu Aug 14th, 2014 | full story

    Since March 29 of this year through August 1, the Polk County Sheriff's Office has been reduced to only one 10-hour patrol shift a day, seven days a week.

  • Annual Fair | Mon Aug 11th, 2014 | full story

    Help Polk County Improve Our Annual Fair

    The Polk County Fair Board is requesting input and suggestions on making improvements to the Annual County Fair.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and leave your suggestions.

  • Public Works | Wed Jul 23rd, 2014 | full story

    To help minimize impact on the public, Public Works will be working to update this page with current and accurate information as it becomes available.  The following dates may change due to ch

  • Sheriff's Office | Fri Jul 18th, 2014 | full story

    Marine Board Urges Boaters to Keep a Sharp Lookout on Area Rivers and Lakes

  • Sheriff's Office | Fri Jul 11th, 2014 | full story

    Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe continues to express concern regarding the ability of his agency to handle calls and provide back up to local agencies due to loss of staff and budget reductions.

  • Youth Programs | Fri Jul 11th, 2014 | full story

    Youth Programs is now Polk Youth Services

    The Youth Programs team has formed a non-profit organization and is now Polk Youth Services.

  • Sheriff's Office | Thu Jul 10th, 2014 | full story
    Polk County Oregon Official Website

    On July 18, 2014 at approximately 4:10 PM, Sergeant Randy Whittaker was tragically killed in a single motor vehicle crash on Hwy 22 in West Salem.

  • Service Integration | Thu Jul 3rd, 2014 | full story

    Free summer meals are available to children and teens (ages 1-18) at a variety of locations in Polk County.

  • Family & Community Outreach | Tue Jul 1st, 2014 | full story

    Many agencies are coming together in one spot to better serve families in Polk County.
    You will find the following services and programs at the Academy Building in one location,
    Family & Community Outreach, Suite 220:

  • Public Works | Tue Jun 24th, 2014 | full story

    To help inform the public about this important project, Public Works will be working to update t

  • Elections | Wed Jun 11th, 2014 | full story
    Polk County Oregon Official Website

    Final Official Election Results

  • Sheriff's Office | Tue Jun 3rd, 2014 | full story

    On May 20, 2014, the passage of a Jail Levy by the citizen of Columbia County to maintain operation of their county jail had a negative impact on Polk County.  Sheriff Bob Wolfe stated, "We budgeted money from Columbia County renting jail beds to keep from laying off additional employees at Polk County, now I must make additional reductions to the patrol division."

  • Public Health | Tue Jun 3rd, 2014 | full story

    Public Health Staff Recognized for
    Life Saving Actions!

    On Tuesday, May 13, the Public Health staff jumped into action when one of their own went into cardiac arrest.  Immediately, staff members called for a nurse, called 911, and began CPR. Thanks to their valiant efforts, the staff member survived. Emergency Medical Services and Dallas Police arrived on the scene and rushed her to Salem Hospital where she is still recovering.

  • Sheriff's Office | Wed May 14th, 2014 | full story

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office continues to offer a viable option for the citizens of Polk County. You can report certain crimes online in a more efficient manner through this website.

  • Sheriff's Office | Thu May 1st, 2014 | full story

    Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe announced the loss of another patrol deputy from his already stretched resources.  Deputy Casey Gibson was temporarily hired last year to help out with budget reductions has accepted a position with the Monmouth Police Department starting May 1, 2014.

  • Family & Community Outreach | Tue Mar 11th, 2014 | full story

    Polk County has created a new organization structure for what was formally known as Polk County Health and Human Services (HHS).  Previously, HHS consisted of Mental Health, Public Health, and the Commission for Children and Families/Service Integration.  The same HHS services will now be offered under the structure of two newly formed departments, Health Services and Family & Community Outreach.  The two departments are committed to working collaboratively with one another to serve individuals and families in the community.

  • Family & Community Outreach | Mon Mar 10th, 2014 | full story

    Polk County offers three Cover Oregon Outreach Specialists that can help find a health insurance plan that is best for you. You can meet with one of our Outreach Specialists at a location listed below. Each specialist will provide information and enrollment services to anyone in Polk County who is uninsured or under insured. 

  • Sheriff's Office | Sat Mar 1st, 2014 | full story
    Deputy Scott Eastlund

    Polk County Sheriff’s Office
    Deputy of the Year
    Scott Eastlund

  • GIS | Mon Oct 28th, 2013 | full story

    Polk County will be going live with the new Polk County WebMaps on October 30.  The new WebMaps features:

  • Treasurer's Office | Wed Oct 9th, 2013 | full story

    Tax payments are due each year by November 15th . Three equal payments on November 15th, February 18th, and May 15th will prevent interest charges.

  • Sheriff's Office | Thu Sep 12th, 2013 | full story
    Polk County Oregon Official Website

    On September 11, 2013, Sgt. Tyrone Jenkins, of the Polk County Sheriff's Office, was presented with the Professional Rescue Hero award at the 9th annual American Red Cross Willamette Chapter Real Heroes breakfast held in Salem.  A total of 17 heroes were presented with various honors during the event.

  • Sheriff's Office | Fri Aug 30th, 2013 | full story

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office held an appreciation BBQ for the Reserve Unit on the shore of the Willamette River August 3.

  • Clerk's Office | Tue Aug 20th, 2013 | full story

    Updated April 7, 2014

     

    House Bill 4056

    Effective

  • Sheriff's Office | Thu Jul 25th, 2013 | full story

    Detective Burney Krauger retired from the Polk County Sheriff's Office on June 30, 2013 after 22 years of law enforcement. On July 23, 2013, the Salem office of the FBI arranged to have Detective Krauger present at the Polk County Sheriff's Office to present him with a letter from the Director of the FBI, Robert S. Mueller, III.

  • Sheriff's Office | Tue Jun 4th, 2013 | full story

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office expects to save more than $20,000 annually by running 10 patrol cars on propane autogas.  The fleet conversion began in March 2013 and recently completed.  The Sheriff's Office converted seven Ford Crown Victoria's, two Chevy Tahoe's, and one Ford F-350 pickup with the Prins VSI bi-fuel autogas system through the Alliance AutoGas program.  Auto Additions of Salem performed the vehicle conversions, while Blue Star Gas furnished the autogas fuel station and delivers year-round fuel supply.