LT. CURTIS LANDERS ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR SHERIFF OF LINCOLN COUNTY
Sheriff’s Lieutenant Curtis Landers has declared his candidacy for Sheriff of Lincoln County, to succeed Sheriff Dennis Dotson, who will not be seeking re-election.
Curtis Landers, who has been with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for over 28 years said, “I am pleased and honored to announce I am running for Lincoln County Sheriff. I am very grateful to have served the citizens of Lincoln County and to have worked with an amazing group of employees at the Sheriff’s Office for over 28 years and I want to continue to serve as their Sheriff.”
Sheriff Dotson stated, “I am not seeking re-election as your Sheriff and I fully support and endorse Curtis Landers as your next Sheriff. Curtis is a very dedicated member of your Sheriff’s Office and has been my second in command for the past 10 years. I have full confidence he will provide excellent leadership as your next Sheriff and continue to make Lincoln County a safe place to live and visit.”
In 1987, Landers began his career at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in the Records Division and also worked Evidence and Property. In 1989, Landers was promoted to Corrections Deputy and worked in the Jail until 1991 when Landers transferred to the Patrol Division. As a Patrol Deputy, he worked all areas of the County and also served as the contract deputy for the City of Depoe Bay for two years. As the contract deputy, Landers was recognized for his outstanding performance in solving a number of problems for the Depoe Bay community. In 1997, Landers was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant and supervised patrol deputies. As a supervisor, Landers managed the Field Training Program for new Patrol Deputies, provided scheduling oversight, and was in charge of training.
In 2005, he was promoted to his current rank of Administrative Lieutenant under Sheriff Dotson. As the Administrative Lieutenant, he is responsible for obtaining and administering grants. Landers secured over 2.7 million dollars worth of grants for Lincoln County. Grants provided funding for three Corrections deputy positions for two years during the economic downturn of 2009 and also provided funding to rebuild the County’s public safety communications system for police, fire, and public works.
Landers also oversees the Lincoln County’s Emergency Management program. Mr. Landers develops policies and procedures for the office, oversees Sheriff’s Office training and accreditation process, provides budget development and management assistance, and provides risk management for the agency.
Landers graduated from the FBI National Academy; the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association Command College; the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training basic Corrections course, basic Police course, Supervision course, and Middle Management course. Landers possesses his Police certification, and earned his Supervision, Middle Management, and Executive certificates through the Department of Public Safety and Training. Landers has over 2,600 hours of documented law enforcement training, including corrections, police, supervision, and leadership.
Landers was recognized as the Deputy of the year for the Sheriff’s Office in 1999 at the annual Law Enforcement Recognition Banquet. Mr. Landers has also been recognized by the Newport Chamber of Commerce as the employee of the month.
Landers has been married for over 10 years to his wife Jennifer. Landers has two children, Ryan and Ashlie. Landers enjoys traveling, running, biking, watching sports and coaching youth baseball. Landers is currently volunteering on the Samaritan House board and is serving as treasurer.
“I look forward to a positive campaign, meeting and talking with citizens, and tackling challenges. Lincoln County is a great place to live and I want to address our citizens’ concerns.”
For more information on Landers and to keep updated on his campaign, visit www.landersforsheriff.com or on Facebook at:
Landers says he may be contacted by email: CLandersForSheriff@gmail.com.