Art Frank

About Me

I have worked in law enforcement and public service for over 42 years.

At Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office I have served as Undersheriff, Detective, Chief Criminal Deputy and Patrol among many other responsibilities.

My wife, twin daughters and I live in our forever home of Quilcene.

My law enforcement career began in Southern California where I worked with great people and served numerous communities within Glendale and neighboring cities.  At the Glendale Police Department I held the positions of Patrol Officer, Training Officer, Motor Officer, SWAT Team, DUI Team, K-9 Officer and Detective.  During this time I experienced and learned from several historic events that tested law enforcement’s relationships with communities:

The assault on Rodney King impacted thousands of dedicated police officers who followed the rules.  The riots that followed and the trials of the four LAPD officers impacted everyone in those communities.

The North Hollywood Shootout exposed the vulnerability of Law Enforcement.  

The Northridge Earthquake tested and forged new relationships between agencies and communities. 

History repeats itself... My experiences allow me to anticipate and respond to these types of recurrent issues that affect us all.  They inform my work here in Jefferson County.

Immediately after moving my family to Jefferson County I sought out opportunities to leverage my experiences for the public good.  I joined Quilcene Fire Rescue as a volunteer and EMT.  I was elected fire commissioner for Jefferson Fire Protection District No. 2.  I also reached out to Sheriff Tony Hernandez at Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO)  to explore becoming a volunteer reserve deputy sheriff. 

After several ride-a-longs, JCSO asked if I was interested in becoming a full-time deputy.  As I am always interested in serving where I am needed, I began my career with JCSO.

Working through many roles at JCSO (Undersheriff, Detective, Chief Criminal Deputy and Patrol Deputy), I have come to know all aspects of JCSO, its dedicated staff and its relationships with the communities of Jefferson County.

I’m ready to lead JCSO with a unifying mission!