Sheriff Curtis Landers began his career with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office in 1987 as a Records/Property Clerk. In 1989, he was promoted to Corrections Officer and worked in the jail. In 1991 Sheriff Landers was promoted to Patrol Deputy. As a Patrol Deputy he served as the contract deputy for the City of Depoe Bay for two years and was on the Multi-Agency Crash Team. In 1997 Sheriff Landers was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant where he managed the Field Training Program for new patrol deputies and was in charge of continued training for the patrol deputies.
In 2005 he was promoted to the rank of Administrative Lieutenant. As the Administrative Lieutenant, Sheriff Landers was responsible for obtaining and administering grants, policies and procedures, sheriff's office training, and risk management for the Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Landers oversees the County's Emergency Management program.
On June 1, 2016, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioner appointed Sheriff Landers to complete Sheriff Dotson's final year of his third term when he retired.
Sheriff Landers has attended the FBI National Academy, OSSA Command College, the DPSST Supervisory and Middle Management courses, and has over 2000 hours of training in corrections, law enforcement, leadership and supervision. Sheriff Landers possesses an executive certificate from DPSST.