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Clausen Takes Over as Commander of Marion County Sheriff’s Office Parole and Probation Division

The division is comprised of nearly 70 staff, 42 of which are Parole and Probation Deputies who supervise more than 4,100 offenders in Marion County.

Troy Clausen
Troy Clausen in the center standing next to Marion County Sheriff Raul Ramirez
Photo by: Tim King

(SALEM) - Troy Clausen has been sworn in as the new Commander of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Parole and Probation Division.

Commander Clausen graduated from Western Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement.

He began his career in law enforcement when he joined the Independence Police Department in 1991.

While with that agency, he worked patrol and as a School Resource Officer.

In 1997 he joined the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

He has held many positions with the agency including Patrol Deputy, School Resource Officer, Sergeant, Patrol and Administrative Lieutenant and has been a member of the Marion County SWAT team.

He has worked on several committees at the county and state level and most recently has served as the Vice President of the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association Command Council.

Troy lives in Salem with his wife and three children and is very involved in his church community.

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Anon. August 22, 2006 4:32 pm (Pacific time)

Probation is a joke! You can get convicted of felony, be given 3 years probation, and serve no jail time because the jail is too full. And basically it is meaningless, because the probation officer is too overloaded to keep tabs on everyone in their caseload. It is just like getting no punishment or rehabilitation services at all. If the person stays out of trouble for a couple months - they get what is called "limited probation" and nobody checks up on them ever again (unless they get caught again.) So 3 years probation really ends up being 3 months probation - even though the crime victim will suffer a lifetime....

Albert Marnell August 21, 2006 9:11 pm (Pacific time)

I want to see more attention given to mental health services and when needed it should be in conjunction with law enforcement. There are so many people in prison that are severely mentally ill and are suffering in a living hell. It is a negative to me when someone has three children in this day and age and is involved in a church community. Churches do some wonderful things but on the whole they will not help people that they can not proselytize. I have been the victim of the nitwit analysis of law enforcement when they assess a situation. It is quite frightening and angering to anyone with real acumen. Yes we need law enforcement but the whole system needs to be rebuilt. There are too many people in jail that are not really anti-social. They are just plain mentally sick. I want to hear more about mental health services for people and alot less about god**** law enforcement. The other issue is that jail makes people worse psychologically and professionally. People in organized crime call prison "College." The police have never been helpful to me and I will not even talk to them anymore. If I have a problem I will take care of myself. They are too unemotional to assess anything properly or with insight and compassion. I would rather die that call the police if I have a problem. Most people who think they are so wonderful have not been victimized by them time and time again. Women for some reason seem to be especially naive when it comes to law enforcement. Maybe that will change as more women go into jobs that are not behind a desk. Once you have more women truck drivers, construction workers, business owners etc., they will change there tune.

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