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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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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Re-elect Sheriff Nelson

First published in The Tumalo Lookout Aug. 27, 2020. Guest Column: Support Shane Nelson for sheriff BY MICHAEL THORNTON 1 hr ago I’m a member of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Citizens Advisory Panel (CAP). My comments do not represent the opinions of any other CAP members, Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, or the Deschutes County Sheriff’s …

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Scott Schaier for Sheriff? Not so much.

Why didn't former Bend Police Chief Jim Porter recommend Schaier to replace him when he retired? Simple: Schaier isn't ready for the job. Yet Porter would have us elect Scott Schaier for Deschutes County’s next sheriff. Don't be persuaded by Porter's endorsement. Mr. Schaier may have a lot of enthusiasm, good ideas, and potential as …

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Porter’s poor judgement and dubious motives

Who convinced Schaier that he's ready for the job? Photo Source: NPR. In order to accept Porter's endorsement of Schaier for Sheriff, we'd have to believe that Schaier is ready for Porter's old job of police chief -- and not even Porter would admit to that. Retired Chief of Police Jim Porter would have us …

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Why publish Porter’s endorsement?

Updated October 9, 2020: I strongly encourage readers of Porter's endorsement to carefully consider retired Deschutes County Sheriff Les Stiles' endorsement of Shane Nelson. Stiles has a damning, first-hand account about Porter's actual opinion of Scott Schaier's qualifications for sheriff -- and according to Stiles, Porter's actual opinion of Schaier is exactly opposite of his …

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Porter’s endorsement, in his own words

The following is a complete and verbatim copy of Retired Bend PD Chief Jim Porter's endorsement of Scott Schaier for Sheriff. You can find the original at Mr. Schaier's website, under Endorsements. Why, you might well ask, would I publish Porter's endorsement of Schaier in my blog, when I've already publicly endorsed Sheriff Shane Nelson? …

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