Sheriff's Office - Emergency Services

Kevin Higgins, Emergency Services Program Manager

Program Manager Kevin Higgins

The Emergency Services Division has two primary areas of focus: Emergency Preparedness and Search and Rescue (SAR).

Our mission is also two-fold:

  • To plan and direct emergency procedures that help protect citizens from natural and human-caused disasters, and
  • To search for and provide aid to people who are missing, lost, injured, or in imminent danger.

Our division is comprised of three employees, so our role is one of coordinating actions and allocating resources in an emergency. To do this we partner with other agencies and supervise over 150 volunteers.

An important part of our role is to help citizens prepare for and become self-sufficient during an emergency. We encourage you to sign up for the Linn-Benton Emergency Alert system so we can notify you quickly of time sensitive emergency and safety events. Read more...