In case you think I’ve forgotten you….

Nope. I'm still churning through my backlog of news stories about criminal cops. I've completed years 2010 through 2019, and I'm up to July, 2020 now. But 2020 and 2021 are HUGE, so it'll be a little longer before I get back to blogging. Meanwhile, here are a few of the problems I'm following right …

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DCSO Citizens Advisory Panel

Back in September 2016, I applied for a volunteer position on the Deschutes County Sheriff’s new Citizens Advisory Panel.  I was accepted and spent the years since then meeting roughly monthly with Sheriff Nelson and the other panel members. Volunteering on the CAP was a way for me to serve my community, try to help …

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When cops don’t take ITSEC seriously: another warning.

This time it's the Washington, D.C., Metro Police Department. Next time it could be Deschutes County. After sitting on the Sheriff's Citizen's Advisory Panel for five years, I don't believe we're adequately prepared. From National Public Radio: D.C. Police Department Victim Of Apparent Ransomware Attack April 27, 20215:16 AM ET JACLYN DIAZ The Washington, D.C., …

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Local cops demonstrate what it means to be Guardians.

Last December 15, Deschutes County Sheriff's Deputies Mike Mangin and Clint Baltzor were confronted by a knife-wielding man while serving an arrest warrant. The deputies were forced to defend their lives, and Deputy Mangin fired on the man. Following an investigation into the incident, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel held a press conference on …

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Congratulations, Deschutes County voters. Good Call.

From The Bulletin, November 3, 2020. Updates will be posted here as they become available. Sheriff Nelson appears headed for re-election By GARRETT ANDREWS The Bulletin Nov 3, 2020 Updated Nov 3, 2020 Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson appeared on his way to reelection Tuesday night, leading challenger Scott Schaier with 55% of the vote, according to …

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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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