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Commitment to
Justice,

Transparency and
a Safer 

Deschutes County

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Kent's Message

To my neighbors around Deschutes County,

 

I have heard your frustrations, disappointments, and demands for change.​ I am running for Sheriff to fight rising crime, utilize common sense solutions for the homeless crisis, stem the flow of drugs, and bring back fiscal responsibility and respect for taxpayer's money. 

I am the only candidate for Sheriff with the experience and education needed to develop a strategic plan with clear, measurable goals aimed at crime reduction, community engagement, drug enforcement and homelessness. This will lead to a more effective, efficient and transparent Sheriff's office, while retaining high quality leadership, deputies, and staff.

To do this, I will utilize these goals:

Cultivate Leadership: I aim to ensure leadership continuity with a focus on process and project management, underscored by accountability, transparency, and diligent follow-through for the benefit of our team.

Empower Our Team: By focusing on the health, well-being, and morale of our workforce, I strive to attract, retain, and support the highest caliber employees, reflective of the communities we serve.

Strengthen Partnerships: My goal is to enhance our public safety collaborations to ensure equitable outcomes, trauma-informed responses, and efficient crime prevention measures.

Enhance Engagement: I will seek to bolster support for the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and deepen our community ties by transparently communicating our mission, values, and successes.

Boost Effectiveness: Innovation is key to our advancement. I will commit to integrating cutting-edge technology and evidence-based strategies to enhance our efficiency and effectiveness.

I am eager to connect with each of you during my campaign. We have so much to talk about. Our discussions will pave the way for a stronger future in Deschutes County. 

To learn more about my journey and aspirations as your next Deschutes County Sheriff, please visit, like, share, and subscribe to my campaign's website and social media channels. 

 

I’d be honored to earn your support. 

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Kent By The Numbers

29

YEARS OF LEADERSHIP 
EXPERIENCE

3423

HOURS OF
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

2379

HOURS OF
TEACHING & MENTORSHIP

8

YEARS OF
COLLEGIATE EDUCATION

Putting His Experience to Work

With nearly 20 years of law enforcement experience, 29 years of corporate executive experience creating and leading successful companies, a proven track record of listening to the people he serves, and thousands of hours of community service, Kent Vander Kamp is the Sheriff candidate who will make the changes needed to reduce crime,  stem the flow of drugs into our community, as well as tackling homelessness by implementing common sense solutions. Kent is committed to working tirelessly to rebuild the public’s trust in its Sheriff’s office. 

Kent currently leads the field operations of the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team (CODE), a multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional drug enforcement task force. In addition to CODE, Kent also leads a statewide non-profit drug diversion and education program raising awareness and educating youth and adults to prevent substance misuse impaired driving, and to promote mental health and wellness.

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