Josephine County Public Safety Concerns

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Hundreds of community members are joining together to find a solution to restore public safety in Josephine County. A group called Securing Our Safety started after the failed criminal justice tax levy. The group is made up of business leaders and concerned citizens. Membership has grown to almost 300 now. A … Continue reading »

Donations Keep Merlin Station Open

By Steven Sandberg MERLIN, Ore. — As the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office continues to face major budget cuts, members of the community are trying to keep some services available. Thanks to thousands of dollars in donations from the community, a Josephine County Sheriff’s Office substation is going to stay open and be able to provide … Continue reading »

Safety Concerns For Josephine County Probation Officers

By Sharon Ko GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Tracking down offenders is getting riskier for probation officers in Josephine County. Ever since budget cuts forced the released of inmates, probation officers are getting wary of checking up on them. Many of these offenders who are out of jail have committed serious crimes. In May of this … Continue reading »