Speakers Bureau

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office employees have vast experience and knowledge of topics that may be of interest to the community. A speakers bureau has been formed to provide community members with a way to access this wonderful body of knowledge. If you would like to schedule a speaker for your service organization, club, school, church, or neighborhood group, contact the speaker directly at the number given. We look forward to serving you in this way.

Corrections

Corrections Programs
Explains special programs and services provided to Douglas County Corrections inmates.
Audience: Adult
Length of presentation: Varies
Contact:  Lieutenant Mike Root, (541) 440-4440

Animal Control

Proper Care of Animals
How to select the right animal, clear through proper care for the entire life of the animal.
Audience:  Kindergarten-adult
60 - 90 minute presentations
Contact: Deputy Lee Bartholomew, 440-4328

Safety Around Animals
How to protect yourself from animals. The do’s and don’ts regarding approaching animals. Section on animal bites and how to avoid them.
Audience: Kindergarten-adult
60 minute presentation
Contact: Deputy Lee Bartholomew, 440-4328

Oregon Laws Pertaining to Animals
General presentation regarding the Oregon statutes regarding animals.
Audience:  Teen-adult
60 - 90 minute presentations
Contact: Deputy Lee Bartholomew, 440-4328

Crime Prevention

Identity Theft
Explains how identity theft occurs, how it can be prevented, and what to do once victimized.
Audience: High school and adult
40-minute presentation
Contact: Andrea Zielinski, 440-4486

Preventing Child Sex Abuse
Dispels myths about perpetrators and their victims. Identifies "grooming techniques" to be aware of. Provides parents, teachers, and care-givers tools with which to protect their children based on latest research.
Audience: Adult only
30-40 minute presentation
Contact: Detective Angie Borigo, 440-4458

Neighborhood Watch
Explains how to start and organize a Neighborhood Watch for your community. 
Audience: Adult
30-minute presentation
Contact: Andrea Zielinski, 440-4486

Personal Safety for Children
Gives kids awareness of potential dangers and tools to deal with them. Interactive/role-playing activities integrated to reinforce learning.  Tailored to ages and needs of audience.
Audience: Preschool through elementary school
10-30 minute presentations, tailored to age of group
Contact: Detective Angie Borigo, 440-4458

Workplace Violence Prevention
Gives business owners and managers awareness of workplace violence potential and tools to create a workplace violence prevention program.
Audience: Adult
40 minute presentation
Contact: Andrea Zielinski, 440-4486

Home Security Guidelines
Practical ways to "harden the target" of your residence and make you less likely to be a burglary victim. Lighting, point of entry, and environmental design tips.
Audience: Adult
30-40 minute presentations
Contact: Andrea Zielinski, 440-4486

Fraud and Scam Prevention
Highlights current trends in fraud and provides awareness, tools and resources to recognize and resist fraud and scams.
Audience: Adult
30 minute presentation
Contact: Andrea Zielinski, 440-4486

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement Services
An overview of Sheriff’s Office services.
Audience: Adult
15-30 minute presentation
Contact: Andrea Zielinski, 440-4486

Criminal Investigations
An overview of crime scene investigations and evidence collection.
Audience: Adult
45 minutes - 2 hours presentation
Contact: Detectives Jeff Wheaton and Scott Batsch, 440-4458

Personal Safety and Self-Defense
Participants work with the instructors to set up role-play scenarios that address their specific concerns, such as dealing with a potential assault or being confronted by an angry customer in the workplace. The students will also learn how to demonstrate awareness, confidence and how to avoid being targeted as a potential victim. 

Workshops can include self-defense skills practice with a padded instructor or can be modified as needed so that participants can practice the skills with no impact.
Audience: Adult
45 minutes - 2 hours presentation
Contact: Andrea Zielinski, 440-4486

Emergency Management

72-Hour Emergency Preparedness
A look at potential hazards and emergencies, why we need to be prepared, and specific recommendations for provisions and preparedness measures.
Audience: 14 and older
30-60 minute presentation
Contact: Wayne Stinson, 440-4448

Emergency Management Services
Services provided by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management Division including disaster planning, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. Volunteer opportunities, community partnerships, and hazard information.
Audience: Adult
30-40 minute presentation
Contact: Wayne Stinson, 440-4448

Search and Rescue Services and Volunteer Opportunities
Search and rescue in Douglas County. Volunteer opportunities - Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES), Mountain Rescue,
4 X 4 Rescue.
Audience: 13 and older
30-60 minute presentation
Contact: Wayne Stinson, 440-4448

LOST!...But Found, Safe and Sound
Lesson in outdoor safety and what to do if lost. Focuses on preparation steps kids and their families can take before outdoor activity to ensure safety and fun for all, as well as steps to take if separated from your group.
Audience: Preschool-elementary ages
20-60 minute presentation
Contact: Wayne Stinson, 440-4448