Cannon Beach Police Chief Jason Schermerhorn is a model of community law enforcement. A former Seaside Police officer, Schermerhorn was selected as Cannon Beach chief in 2012 out of a field of 40 candidates. His involvement with citizens and the community — be it as emergency preparedness leader, volunteer firefighter, Rotary member, participant in “Shop with a Cop” and “National Night Out” or mentor for youth — is visible. He is vocal and available for residents as a go-to for those in need.

His latest role is an interim one, filling in for former City Manager Brant Kucera, who left to take a similar job in the city of Sisters. We caught up with Schermerhorn at his office at police headquarters.

R.J. Marx is The Daily Astorian’s South County reporter and editor of the Seaside Signal and Cannon Beach Gazette.

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