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SOS is Looking Forward to 2018 – Law Enforcement: Where We Stand

In 2017, Josephine County made great strides towards being more secure, stable, and sustainable.  Some temporary law enforcement funding measures were approved, the Grants Pass Treatment Center opened its doors to help people with opiate addictions, the Juvenile Justice center is reopening, and more. 

But now, SOS’ largest and most important project lies ahead in 2018 and we could use your help.

The SOS project “Law Enforcement: Where We Stand” will assess all aspects of our local criminal justice and Public Safety programs in Josephine County whether operated by the State, County, or City.  While County Law Enforcement/Justice programs are in rebuilding mode over the next year, SOS can come alongside these programs to assist in planning for the future.

We desire to complete this project as a community project, not a taxpayer funded project.  Therefore we are launching a major fundraising campaign in 2018 and we ask for you or your business to consider joining us as a project sponsor.  SOS has signed a $60,000 contract with NPC Research of Portland to conduct this comprehensive study of Josephine County.  As of the end of 2017, SOS had raised approximately $15,000 towards the project.

Who will you be joining as a Sponsor?  While we just started the campaign, local businesses such as Southern Oregon Sanitation and Evergreen Bank have already joined the project sponsor list.  As for our annual events such as Run For The Law, all net proceeds raised in 2018 from SOS special events will go towards completing this important project.

Please click here for instructions on providing a tax-deductible donation to this project.

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Securing Our Safety is a non-profit 501(c)(3), citizen-led organization dedicated to the mission of providing for a secure, stable, and sustainable future for Josephine County, Oregon.

Contact:   SecuringOurSafety@gmail.com

 

 

Register for the 2018 Run For The Law!

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HERE ARE THE DETAILS ON THE 2018 RUN FOR THE LAW RACE!

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, 8:30 AM

10k Run or 5k Walk/Run & Kids’ Dash

Our 10k run and 5k walk/run course starts and ends at Club Northwest (2160 NW Vine St., Grants Pass, OR)

Register online at:

https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=128536

 

▲Run our 10k or walk/run our 5k course starting and ending at Club Northwest (2160 NW Vine Street, Grants Pass, OR) with chip timing! Starts at 9:00 am March 3th. Kid’s dash for youth 12 and under will start promptly at 8:30 am.

▲Packet pickup will be the day before the race at Club Northwest. March 2, 2018 from 2p-7p.

  • Cash prize for 1st and 2nd place male and female finisher in the 10K!
  • Cash prize for 1st and 2nd place male and female finisher in the 5K!

▲Race awards include: a medal for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place male and female in each age category for runs. Age categories are: 0-12; 13-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60+

▲Everyone participating in the free kid’s dash will receive a ribbon.

▲Pre-registered participants will receive race packet filled with coupons or items donated by sponsors.

▲ Long sleeve dry wick Adult and kids shirts available for order until February 16. Order in advance to guarantee getting one, limited supply available race day!!  Adults $15.00, Kids $10.00.

▲Early registration fees are $20 for 5K/10K; 18 years or younger $15 for any race. Kid’s dash is FREE!  THERE IS A LATE FEE OF $5.00 IF REGISTERING THE DAY OF THE RACE!

For race routes and more run information see the following link:  

http://securingoursafety.org/run-for-the-law-a-county-united/

SOS PROJECT – Law Enforcement: Where We Stand

SECURING OUR SAFETY TAKES BOLD STEP FORWARD

Wednesday morning September 6th, 2017 Jay Meredith, Securing our Safety (SOS) Chair, along with Sheriff Dave Daniel and Public Safety Chief Bill Landis, gathered with other community leaders and members in front of the Juvenile Justice Building. It was announced that SOS had signed a $60,000 contract with NPC Research of Portland to conduct a study of Josephine County: Law Enforcement: Where We Stand.

Sheriff Daniel remarked that “now is the opportune time for such a study to be conducted.”  His office would only be “too happy to coordinate with NPC Research” as they gather needed information. Public Safety Chief Landis briefly reflected on the many positive steps taken in support of public safety and expressed appreciation and support for this “next step” effort.

A timeline for securing the $60,000 total was not given but all hoped that it could soon be reached. On behalf of SOS Mr. Meredith gave a check for $7,000 to start the fund raising effort. The funding effort will be led by SOS Board member, Keith Heck.

Securing Our Safety is a non-profit 501(c)(3), citizen-led organization dedicated to the mission of providing for a secure, stable, and sustainable future for Josephine County, Oregon.

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The SOS Project Law Enforcement:  Where We Stand will assess all aspects of our local criminal justice and Public Safety programs in Josephine County whether operated by the State, County, or City.  While County Law Enforcement/Justice programs are in rebuilding mode over the next year, SOS can come alongside these programs to assist in planning for the future.