Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm -5:00 pm
Wheeler County Sheriff
Term Ends: 2020
701 Adams St.
P.O. Box 447
Fossil, OR 97830
Phone: (541) 763-4101
In Case of Emergency Dial: 911
After Hours Non-Emergencies:
Anonymous Reporting of Illegal Drug Activity
POC: Sheriff's Office
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Click on the image above for information on the burn ban, burn permits and preparing your home for wildland fires.
Do you need a Handgun Safety Course to get your Concealed Handgun License? Here is a link to the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association CHL Handgun Safety Class. This class is available to all persons as an educational tool free of charge. For those interested in obtaining the Oregon Concealed Handgun License, please note that the $55.00 certificate fee is comparable to other online classes.
From the Sheriff:
I would like to welcome you to our website and invite you to browse through the pages. Wheeler County Sheriff's Office is proud to serve the people of this great County, and we are excited to be able to promote public safety through the use of technology. This website makes it easier for us to assist you in doing such things as:
Applying for your Concealed Handgun License (CHL)
Volunteering for the Sheriff's Office
Anonymously Reporting Drug Activity
The Wheeler County Sheriff's Office views this website as another way to maintain contact with our community, and we encourage your involvement. As always, if you have an emergency please dial 911. You can also call the Wheeler County Sheriff's Office at (541) 763-4101 for non-emergency issues.
Wheeler County Sheriff
"Dedicated to serving the citizens of Wheeler County with honor, integrity, and selflessness"
About the Sheriff's Office:
The Wheeler County Sheriff's Office dates back to 1899, when the first Sheriff, Perry Lewis "Lew" Keeton was appointed to serve as the first Wheeler County Sheriff. Over one hundred years later the Wheeler County Sheriff's office is little changed. Bolstered by two Deputies, a Sheriff, and a multitude of dedicated Reserves and volunteers, the Wheeler County Sheriff's Office provides the only in-County law enforcement for the 1,715 square miles of mountains, canyons, and rivers that make up this beautiful county. Wheeler County currently has a population of approximately 1,425.
Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office response to COVID-19 March 17, 2020
In response to currently available information regarding the Coronavirus, the Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office will be closed to physical public access, effective immediately.
Due to the nature of our job, Law Enforcement often has unavoidable daily contact with multiple persons. We wish to mitigate the risk of with coming into contact with someone who has the Coronavirus and then inadvertently spreading it to others in our community. Wheeler County has many senior citizen residents and the Sheriff’s Office is resolved to do everything within our power to keep them and other at risk populations as safe as possible. Our personnel must also remain healthy in order to continue to perform essential law enforcement duties.
These reasons have necessitated the closure of the office to the public until further notice.
If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you have a non-emergency please call the nonemergency number to Frontier Regional 9-1-1, at 541-384-2080.