All parts of the Josephine County criminal justice system took a big hit with the 2012 loss of federal timber (SRS) funds that used to provide revenue to these programs. The County’s adult jail was no exception, and cutting back on the ability to take alleged criminals to jail due to budget cuts has had a massive effect on all law enforcement agencies that operate in Josephine County.
For the full report on this topic, CLICK HERE.
Take a look at the following stats from the Grants Pass Police, keeping in mind they only have 28 total jail beds to use under a special contract with the jail:
Continue reading Josephine County Adult Jail Statistics • Part 1, November 2016
THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our First Responders Appreciation BBQ at the Josephine County Fairgrounds last Friday, Oct. 7!
It was a fun night, and a well-deserved moment of recognition for our local first responders who work hard each day under challenging conditions to keep us safe!
The dinner, catered by Taylor’s Sausage, was in honor of:
• Sheriff’s deputies
• Corrections personnel
Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1684306781891046/
The President sent the following letter to a local law enforcement agency dated July 18, 2016. It starts out as following:
To the brave members of our Nation’s law enforcement community:
Every day, you confront danger so it does not find our families, carry burdens so they do not fall to us, and courageously meet test after test to keep us safe. Like Dallas officer Lorne Ahrens, who bought dinner for a homeless man the night before he died, you perform good deeds beyond the call of duty and out of the spotlight. Time and again, you make the split-second decisions that could mean life or death for you and many others in harm’s way. You endure the tense minutes and long hours over lifetimes of service…
For the full letter, see below.
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And we also say THANK YOU, and continue working to “give you the tools you need to build and strengthen the bonds of trust with those you serve, and our best efforts to address the underlying challenges that contribute to crime and unrest.” We too, have your backs.
Here is a letter sent to the Josephine County Board of Commissioners and Sheriff today. If you have an opinion on this topic, reach out to your Commissioners and provide your input as soon as possible as this issue is currently under consideration!
Dear JoCo Commissioners and Sheriff,
We appreciate the ability to comment on this issue, as this is probably the most important discussion you will have in 2016.
The following are comments approved from the Board of Directors of Securing Our Safety (SOS), a local non-profit that has been working hard on solving this crisis ever since it began in the summer of 2012. Please enter this letter into the record for your deliberations on this issue and let us know if you have any questions about these recommendations.
Continue reading SOS Board comments on JoCo “Public Safety Fiscal Emergency” consideration