Corrections Commander, Klamath County Sheriff’s Office
The Sheriff appoints one person as Correction Commander for the agency. This person works hand in hand with the sheriff in accomplishment of all duties. She assists in the decision making process for all the legal and administrative responsibilities of the sheriff. The Corrections Commander oversees the Corrections Division as well as other executive law enforcement duties.
Jeanette Davidson, Corrections Commander is a native Oregonian, born and raised in the rural Clackamas County area. Jeanette attended Portland State University and has taken distance learning classes from Rogue Community College. Jeanette has achieved certification in Corrections at the Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisory levels. Jeanette attended the Oregon Sheriff’s Association Command College in 2006 and the Oregon Executive Development Institute in 2009.
Jeanette began her career at the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office in August of 1984. Jeanette was hired as a Corrections Clerk under then Sheriff Tom Duryee and worked in the “old Jail” located at 3rd and Klamath Avenue. Jeanette has seen technology change from 3 X 5 index card databases and typed booking sheets to the Jail Management System Records and computers in use today. Over the years Jeanette has held assignments as a Deputy in the Jail, an Acting Corporal in the Jail, a Corporal in the jail, as a Sergeant in the Jail, as a Lieutenant in the jail and a temporary assignment as Undersheriff.
Jeanette is the first Jail Commander at the Klamath County Jail who promoted up through the ranks. Familiarity with the history of the Sheriff’s Office and the Jail Operation have proved very valuable to the operation. Experience gained as an executive board officer for many years with the Klamath County Peace Officer’s Association has also been instrumental in helping Jeanette navigate complex personnel issues.
In 2009, Jeanette was appointed President of the Oregon Sheriff’s Jail Command Council and served in that capacity for one year. The Oregon Sheriff’s Jail Command Council is made up of Jail Commanders from throughout the State. The Jail Commanders meet on a quarterly basis for training, networking and to perform assignments as indicated from the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association.
Also, in 2009, Jeanette was named the Oregon Sheriff’s Jail Command Council, Jail Commander of The year for her efforts locally at the jail facility and her work on committees within the Jail Command Council.
The Klamath County Jail has a good reputation with local law enforcement partners both locally and throughout the State. Jeanette credits that recognition to the dedicated, professional, men and women she serves with.