Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson on Thursday officially filed his paperwork for re-election.
Nelson his Deschutes County law enforcement career in 1993 and became the 9th sheriff in Deschutes County history in 2015.
“As Sheriff, my top priority is our citizens’ safety,” Sheriff Nelson said in a statement. “I am proud of our office’s accomplishments which are directly tied to the work and dedication of the women and men I work with every day. We have followed through with commitments I made during my term as your sheriff.”
According to a release: “Nelson has served with the sheriff’s office for nearly 26 years. During his time as sheriff, he counts among his office’s accomplishments the proactive efforts to offer programs including Blue Line Safety Zones, inmate work crew graffiti and litter removal, Deputy Day Camp/Youth Academy, Community Action Target Team patrols, illegal/black market marijuana enforcement, and addressing mental health concerns in the jail and on patrol.”
“I am committed to ensuring we are fiscally responsible as we balance the resources and programs needed to ensure Deschutes County continues to be a great place to live, work, and recreate.”
Nelson is the first to file an intention to run for the position.