Toxic culture at DCSO?

Source: The Bulletin (October 27, 2020) Yesterday The Bulletin ran a last-minute article about women complaining of toxic culture at the Deschutes Sheriff’s Office.  Should we voters be concerned about these complaints?  Yes, at least enough to want to know all sides of the allegations before we draw any conclusions. Do the complaints mean we …

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Deschutes County Sheriff: Nelson vs. Schaier

So you haven’t decided which candidate to support for Deschutes County Sheriff?  Here’s my final advice for you. Credit: The Bulletin Keep your eye on qualifications. Nelson has 27 years of experience and training in law enforcement, and in every aspect of running the Sheriff’s Office.  He’s highly experienced and has extensive advanced training in …

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Retired Sheriff Larry Blanton endorses Shane Nelson for re-election

Reprinted verbatim from The Bulletin, October 8, 2020. Retired Deschutes County Sheriff Larry Blanton. Credit: The Bulletin Respect, discretion, loyalty, teamwork and professionalism are among the core values established and lived every day in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Shane Nelson helped develop those core values as he went through the ranks at the …

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Helpful information about Sheriff Nelson

Here are several links to resources about Sheriff Nelson. If you haven't yet been convinced that you should vote for him, now's the time to read up. For the endorsement by former Deschutes County Sheriff Les Stiles -- I highly recommend you read this. For The Bulletin's endorsement of Nelson's re-election. For an impressive list …

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Retired Sheriff Les Stiles endorses Shane Nelson

Reprinted from The Bulletin, October 4, 2020. Photo added by The Tumalo Lookout. Sheriff Stiles has written a very powerful letter of endorsement for Sheriff Nelson. In particular, Stiles has entirely discredited retired Bend Police Chief Jim Porter's endorsement; and has definitively disproven Scott Schaier's readiness for any job as a top cop. This is …

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The Bulletin endorses Nelson for Sheriff.

From The Bulletin comes this guest editorial. Editorial: Re-elect Shane Nelson as Deschutes County Sheriff Bulletin Editorial Board Oct 4, 2020 Updated 1 hr ago The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office needs to continue to improve. Who is the best person to lead it? Voters have two choices: Sheriff Shane Nelson and challenger Scott Schaier, a Bend Police officer. …

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Seattle pig runs bike over protester’s head.

Death from a thousand cuts: Police respectability. Another little incident of cop misconduct caught on video, and another little self-inflicted wound on public trust of, and respect for, cops. Note to cops: If you can't hack the job, hit the unemployment line. You aren't wanted. No doubt, the pig thought he was being clever. Source: …

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New intervention training for DCSO deputies

Here's good news about DCSO, reprinted from The Bulletin. A few brief Tumalo Lookout comments follow below the story. Deschutes County sheriff's deputies to get intervention training Verbal Judo Institute president will teach course By GARRETT ANDREWS The Bulletin Sep 15, 2020 Updated 1 hr ago Deschutes County Sheriff's Office deputy Submitted photo Deputies with the Deschutes …

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Conflict de-escalation and cop-to-cop intervention

Two important issues come up over and over again in cases of police misconduct or police brutality: the methods cops use, or don't use, to manage incidents that start well but end in tragedy; and the frequent failure of cops to intervene on behalf of citizens they're supposed to be protecting. Conflict de-escalation and cop-to-cop …

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Deadline Sept. 25: City officials want your input on Bend PD

Reprinted from The Bulletin. City seeks input on policing Questionnaire responses will be given to city council Bulletin staff report Sep 14, 2020 Updated 52 min ago A Bend Police car.  RYAN BRENNECKE/The Bulletin file photo City of Bend officials are seeking public input about law enforcement policy. A questionnaire posted online through Sept. 25 asks respondents about their experiences …

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