Discover, Learn, Connect with Sheriff Curtis Landers and the Newport Public Library 1919-2019: History of Series
The Newport Public Library is kicking off celebrations of its 100th year during September 2019. As part of our efforts to celebrate the centennial at the library, we will be hosting a yearlong history series focusing the “history of” different partner organizations in Lincoln County on the third Wednesday of each month from September 2019-September 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the McEntee Meeting Room of the Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street. This program will be an opportunity for different partner organizations to share their history with our community.
For our December “history of” presentation, we welcome the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Curtis Landers on Wednesday, December 18th from 6:00-7:00pm in the McEntee Meeting Room. While most people recognize the sheriff as the chief law enforcement officer for the county, they would be surprised to know that the office of sheriff has a proud history that spans well over a thousand years, from the early Middle Ages to our own “high-tech” era. We will go over where did the title “Sheriff” come from? What makes the Office of Sheriff unique in law enforcement? And why should we refer to it as Sheriff’s Office and not Sheriff’s Department? Along with learning more about your local Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Curtis Landers began his law enforcement career with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in 1987 as a Records/Property Clerk. In 1989, he was promoted to Corrections Officer and worked in the jail. In 1991, Sheriff Landers was promoted to Patrol Deputy. In 1997, Sheriff Landers was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant. In 2005, he was promoted to the rank of Administrative Lieutenant. As the Administrative Lieutenant, Sheriff Landers was responsible for obtaining and administering grants, policies and procedures, sheriff’s office training, risk management for the Sheriff’s Office and oversaw the County’s Emergency Management program. On June 1, 2016, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioner appointed Sheriff Landers to complete Sheriff Dotson’s final year of his third term when he retired. Sheriff Landers was elected in November 2016 and is currently serving his first 4-year term. Sheriff Landers has attended the FBI National Academy, OSSA Command College, the DPSST Supervisory and Middle Management courses, and has over 3000 hours of training in corrections, law enforcement, leadership and supervision. Sheriff Landers possesses an executive certificate from DPSST.
This history program is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.newportlibrary.org<http://www.newportlibrary.org/> or call 541-265-2153.