About CCSO & Clackamas County

Find your perfect law-enforcement career.

We’re hiring qualified men and women to serve alongside over 500 employees in the Patrol, Detective, Investigations & Civil, Support Services, and Corrections Divisions.

Over 175 Years of Service

Founded in 1845 at the End of the Oregon Trail, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was among the first in the Oregon Territory. Over the past 175 years, CCSO has grown into one of the most respected Sheriff's Offices in the Pacific Northwest — featuring superb training, a supportive workplace, and over 500 employees serving an appreciative community.

Patrol, Investigations & More

Deputies patrol Clackamas County's roads, waterways and skies. Special units and teams include our Traffic Team, Marine Unit, Forensics, Detectives, SWAT Team, Crisis Negotiation, K9, multi-agency task forces, services for our three contract cities, and much more.

Clackamas County Jail

Jail deputies ensure safe, secure handling of prisoners at the Clackamas County Jail.

Special Jail assignments include Medical Deputy, Classification/Matrix Deputy and Electronic Home Detention Deputy. You can also serve on our Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) — which responds to large-scale disturbances in and out of the jail system.

Commmunity Corrections

Our Parole & Probation team and talented support staff provide supervision, resources, intervention, treatment and victim services to justice-involved individuals and crime victims.


Non-sworn Sheriff’s Office positions include Community Health Nurse, Community Service Officer and a host of technical, maintenance, office specialist and support positions.

Committed to Equality

We’re committed to a diverse workforce — through active recruitment in ethnically and culturally diverse communities, equal employment opportunity, and positive human-resource management. We adhere to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action as a basic element of human resource management.

We recognize the full potential of all employees, and treat all persons with respect, fairness and impartiality.

Apply Today!

If you’re motivated, inquisitive, honest, articulate, responsible, have common sense and can work alone and with others, you’re the type of person the Sheriff’s Office needs.

We hire from eligibility lists created through a competitive examination process. Candidates must have a high-school diploma or GED certificate of high-school equivalency.

Meet Sheriff Brandenburg

Sheriff Angela Brandenburg is the county's 33rd sheriff since William Livingston Holmes first took up the post in 1845.

Sheriff Brandenburg has served with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office for 28 years. She is also a veteran who served nine years in the Oregon Army National Guard. During her career at the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Brandenburg has served in a variety of capacities. She has worked as a Reserve Deputy, Patrol Deputy, Civil Deputy, Patrol Sergeant, Civil Sergeant and Civil Commander Lieutenant. She also spent five years as the Public Information Officer, and was a member of our Search & Rescue and SWAT Teams.

Before taking over as Undersheriff in February 2019, Brandenburg served for five years as the Director of A Safe Place Family Justice Center, and led CCSO's Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team.

She won the Office during the May 2020 Clackamas County primary, and lives in Molalla with her husband and two children.

Live, Work and Play in Clackamas County


Clackamas County is one of Oregon's most scenic and diverse regions -- ranging from urban Portland to rural farmland to the gorgeous Mt. Hood National Forest. It's an hour-and-a-half from the Pacific Ocean.

Sixteen cities can be found in the county's 1,879 square miles, but over 87 percent of county land is rural. It's Oregon's 18th-largest county, its third most populous, and first among counties for population served. 

Mt. Hood's 11,239-foot summit -- less than an hour from the county's suburban north end -- offers year-round skiing and snowboarding. (Over 10,000 people climb its peak every year.) The county's many waterways (patrolled by our Marine Unit) provide excellent opportunities for fishing and other water sports. The climate is temperate year-round.

Clackamas County's communities are perfect for families of any size. The Portland metropolitan area offers cultural and shopping opportunities. Hiking and swimming can be found in the county's lush parks system, and its school districts are world-class.