Sheriff Hunter Promotes Commander Bergmann as Marion County Sheriff’s Office’s Next Undersheriff.

Posted on September 28, 2023

On September 6th, 2023, Commander Bergmann was promoted to Undersheriff and will serve as second in command of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.  He will be succeeding Undersheriff Jeff Wood, who is retiring in October 2023 after a 29-year career.  As Undersheriff, Bergmann will be responsible for overseeing the internal operations of the Sheriff’s Office, including the Community Corrections, Enforcement, Institutions, and Operations Divisions.  Undersheriff Bergmann will also represent the Sheriff’s Office and participate in numerous committees, work groups, and boards at both the local and state levels.

Undersheriff Bergmann began his career in law enforcement in 1999 with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, where he worked as a deputy in parole and probation.  In 2003, he briefly joined the Lane County Sheriff’s Office until he arrived at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in 2004, where he worked as a Deputy Sheriff in our Community Corrections Division as a parole and probation deputy.  Undersheriff Bergmann has been an instructor for the Sheriff’s Office in Firearms, Use of Force, Effective Practices in Community Supervision (EPICS), and Core Correctional Practices (CCP).

Undersheriff Bergmann’s experience includes supervising our survival skills programs for eight years and serving on S.W.A.T. on the tactical team before becoming the Team Leader of the Tactical Negotiations Team from 2011-2016.  Undersheriff Bergmann worked his way up through the ranks as he was promoted to Sergeant in 2008, Lieutenant in 2015, and Commander in 2022.  As Lieutenant, he managed and led our Transition Center team and served in the Operations Division until he was promoted to Commander and returned to lead Community Corrections.

Congratulations, Undersheriff Bergmann, on your promotion. We look forward to your leadership.

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