Barlow County Sheriff’s DepartmentHayward Turnbull, Sheriff
The Barlow County Sheriff’s Department is led by Sheriff Hayward Turnbull, a native of Barlow County and fifteen-year veteran of the FBI. The department office is located in the Sam Barlow Building in downtown Samuelton, Oregon.
Barlow County Sheriff’s Department Patrol is supervised by the chief deputy sheriff. There are currently five patrol deputies, one sergeant, three on-call deputies, and one resident deputy stationed in Pilchik. Deputies patrol 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. There is at least one deputy on duty at any time.
The Barlow County Jail is located in a secure wing of the basement of the Sam Barlow Building. It is staffed around the clock by six corrections deputies commanded by one corrections corporal.
The Barlow County Sheriff’s Department Civil Division responds to all legal processes directed to the Sheriff, including, but not limited to: Writs of Execution (Real and Personal Property Sales), Forcible Entry Detainers/Evictions, notice, provisional and enforcement processes, and various other court orders/documents. The Division consists of a civilian manager and administrative technician. Patrol deputies serve all documents received. The civilian staff conducts all property sales.
Barlow County Facts
County Seat: Samuelton
Economy: Outdoor Recreation, Farming & Ranching, Timber
Natural Features: Lost Brother Butte, Freshwater Hot Springs
Destinations: Dryer Lake Resort
About the Sheriff
Hayward Turnbull is a native of Barlow County. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science with a concentration in Crime, Law, and Society from the University of Oregon and a Master of Criminal Justice from Stanford University. He served for fifteen years in the FBI, reaching the rank of Special Agent in Charge before returning to Barlow County to serve as our Sheriff.