Tillamook County Sheriff's Office 5995 Long Prairie Road Tillamook OR 97141 9.8 miles from Cape Meares 503-842-2561
Yamhill County Sheriff's Office 535 Northeast 5th Street McMinnville OR 97128 42.6 miles from Cape Meares 503-434-7506
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office 335 7th Street Astoria OR 97103 46.3 miles from Cape Meares 503-325-8635
Washington County Sheriff's Office 215 Southwest Adams Avenue Hillsboro OR 97123 46.3 miles from Cape Meares 503-846-2700
A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official for a county. Sheriffs usually have policing jurisdiction over unincorporated areas of the county, though in some states, sheriffs have jurisdiction throughout the state.
In many locations, the sheriff also runs the county jail.
The sheriff keeps records on criminal arrests, incidents reported to the sheriff, traffic collision reports, and other records. Many of these records are available to the public.