CCSO Bids Farewell to Pioneering Female Detective

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday bid farewell to pioneering female detective Lisa Shipley, who retired after 26 years in law enforcement, most recently with the CCSO’s new Adult Sex Crimes Unit based at A Safe Place Justice Center in Oregon City.

Her amazing career began at the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office in Eureka, Calif., in 1984, working part-time in their jail. She went full-time in 1987 and was hired as a patrol deputy there in 1988.

She joined the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy in 1994. She went on to make detective, serving on the Child Abuse Team and in the Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit.

Among her colleagues, Shipley was also known as a major presence in the CCSO’s in-house gym, leading high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts that included blasting up and down the department’s four flights of stairs several days a week.

“We’re really going to miss Lisa’s can-do attitude and sense of humor,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. “Enjoy your well-earned retirement! Come visit us at the gym!”

Detective Lisa Shipley, left, with Undersheriff and Sheriff-elect Angela Brandenburg. Shipley retired this week after 26 years on the job.

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