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:
▲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:
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.
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.
10k Run or 5k Walk/Run & Kids’ Dash
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO OUR 2017 RUN FOR THE LAW SPONSORS!
HERE ARE THE RESULTS FOR THE 2017 RUN FOR THE LAW RACE!
Saturday, March 4th, 2017
See the online race results here:
It’s nearly impossible to talk about public safety in Josephine County without mentioning timber. For decades, our public safety services were funded largely by timber receipts from the sale of timber on federally owned land. Now that those federal dollars have mostly dried up, Josephine County has scraped by on federal Secure Rural Schools payments meant to temporarily replace those lost revenues until our county can stand on its own.
Each year, our public safety officials spend a nail-biting few months waiting to hear whether the county will receive another federal payment through the Secure Rural Schools Act. The most recent SRS payment to Josephine County was for nearly $4.9 million. No SRS funding has been authorized for the coming fiscal year.
On Thursday, Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley urged the Senate to pass legislation reauthorizing SRS. But the senators said Congressional leaders blocked their efforts, arguing that more effective timber management could replace the lost revenue. According to Wyden and Merkley, logging on public lands would have to increase by 400 percent to match what counties have been receiving in SRS payments.
Unless there is a last-minute shift by the Senate, the SRS payments that Josephine County received last spring will be our last.
With the failure of the public safety levy on Nov. 8, this leaves us with few options for funding law enforcement in our county.
Securing Our Safety (SOS) is working to get the community more involved in conversations about our county’s future. Please join SOS for our next meeting this Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. at the Newman United Methodist Church at Sixth and B streets in Grants Pass.
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