New Sheriff Continues Office Shakeup

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Jackson County’s new sheriff is continuing to shake things up by restructuring the chain of command. Starting Monday, Sheriff Corey Falls will begin holding interviews for an undersheriff’s position within the Sheriff’s Department. The successful candidate would act as the number two person in charge at the Sheriff’s Office; right now … Continue reading »

Chase in Medford Leads to Car Crash

MEDFORD, Ore. — A local man faces charges after allegedly stealing a car while it was warming up in a driveway. Medford Police said, early Monday morning, 32 year-old Travis Shepherd stole a red Dodge Neon from a home in the 500 block of Edwards St., which officers spotted several hours later at Jackson St. … Continue reading »

New Canine for Sheriff’s Department

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is getting a new canine unit thanks to a donation from the Southern Oregon Kennel Club. On Saturday, the club hosted an annual dog show at the Jackson County Expo center, during which they presented the department with a check for $10,000. The check will help … Continue reading »

Marijuana Grow Site Clean Up

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — Since 2010, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has worked with other agencies to crack down on illegal marijuana grows in the county. For the past year, as part of that program and funded by the forest service, the sheriff’s office is going through the sites that are found, and cleaning up what was … Continue reading »

Operation Dry Water

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department will be on the water this weekend, reminding boaters to be safe. This weekend marks the 6th Annual Operation Dry Water. In 2013 the Sheriff’s Department arrested 22 people for boating under the influence. Sheriff’s deputies say boating under the influence is just as dangerous and … Continue reading »

New Sheriff’s Deputies

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Board of Commissioners gave approval to the Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday to hire two new deputies. The deputies will be full-time, and paid for out of the Sheriff’s Department budget.  Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal said there is no particular reason for the employment expansion other than the Sheriff’s Department now … Continue reading »

OSP Enforces “Move Over” Law

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are urging you to “move over” as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Oregon State Police and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department are teaming up, and on Thursday they will be stepping up their patrols and enforcing the Oregon “Move Over” Law. The law requires drivers to get into the … Continue reading »

Community Raises Awarness on Child Abuse

MEDFORD, Ore.– Tonight a community event meant to raise awareness about child abuse is kicking off. It is part of a two-day event bringing families together during Child Abuse Prevention Month. From 5p.m. to 7:30p.m., family fun activities will be held at Alba Park in Medford. This will include a fish pond, sidewalk chalk art, … Continue reading »

Lake Patrols Ready For Labor Day

TRAIL, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is saturating lakes with patrol boats for the Labor Day weekend. For the most part, they are doing random routine inspections.  They are making sure boaters are up to date on their registration, and have required safety necessities on board in case of an accident. “Usually by … Continue reading »

Cell Phone Driving Sting In Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is cracking down on distracted driving, particularly cell phone use. Friday, sheriff’s deputies held a sting at the corner of Table Rock and Vilas in Medford. Officers posted lookout at the corner of the intersection while chase cars waited nearby to stop and charge people illegally using … Continue reading »