Deputy Amanda Geislinger

Hometown: Colton, OR
Joined WCSO: 2013

Before joining WCSO, were you ever inspired by other Change Makers in the law enforcement community?
I was a Cadet when I was younger and was inspired to become a Police Officer after seeing the amazing work they do for their communities.

What are some key moments during your WCSO career that you realized you were a Change Maker?
I helped a victim of a very traumatic assault. She wrote me a thank you letter after the suspect was convicted in court, telling me how thankful she was and how she could sleep better at night. I was able to make a HUGE change in her life and help her when she needed it the most – THAT is why I became a Deputy.

In your own words, what does it mean to “serve the community”?
It means I give up having weekends and holidays off, I miss birthday parties and concerts so that I can be out working with the community, ready to respond to whatever the needs are that day. Even if I only positively affect one person each day or each week, that matters to me.

If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring deputies, what would it be?
Listen to our core values – Do your best, do the right thing, and treat others the way you want to be treated. Imagine how you would want Police to treat you or a family member on one of your/their worst days.

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Every day, Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies are making a change in the community. Some of us knew from a young age that serving our community was our calling. Some of us were inspired by law enforcement and the calling came later. No matter how we got here, we know where we want to be.

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