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Grants Pass May Put Money Into County Justice System

By Jim McCoy Wed 19th June NewsGrants Passlaw enforcement
City officials in Grants Pass say they're considering making city funds available to help patch the criminal justice system in Josephine County. The Daily Courier reports that City Council members are considering lowering expected balances and increasing contingency funds in the next city budget. That would make room for measures the council could decide on later. The Read More »

Specifics Released On Cutbacks at Josephine County Sheriff's Department

The Josephine County Sheriff’s Department is starting its scale backs. At 4 p.m. today, their major crimes unit and the records divisions will conclude their work at 11 p.m. tonight.Read More »

Josephine County Voter Reject Levy, Select Commish Finalists

By Jim McCoy Wed 16th May NewsJosephine County newslaw enforcement

The finalists to fill two Josephine County Commissioner seats have been selected by voters. For Position Two, top vote-getter Keith Heck will face off against runner-up Toni Webb in a November run-off, while Cherryl Walker and Bob Just vie for Position Three. Art Harvey will remain County Clerk and Recorder. By a substantial margin, voters reject a tax levy to fund law enforcement.

Josephine County Sheriff's Department May Face Layoffs

Employees with the Josephine County Sheriff’s Department have been told that they may be facing layoffs if a levy fails in the upcoming may election. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson says that’s a “worst case scenario.” As many as 70 employees could be given pink slips, which would lower their work staffing from 98 to a total of 28 workers.

Josephine County's Senior & Child ID Program Moving

The Child & Senior Identification Program for Josephine County is moving to the Cave Junction Substation located at 222 W. Lister St. The move is taking place Monday, April 2. This, according to a press release from the Josephin County Sheriff's office.Read More »


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