Josephine Sheriff launches video with promises

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

In a new video launched on social media Thursday the Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniels vows to step up patrols and increase service in a new recruitment video.

"We will not stop until we have a 24 hour patrol service, a full detective's division, a K-9 division, and a full jail. (dip to white) We are back with passion and determination, and we are not ever going away again," Daniels announced in the video in part.

These promises follow a history of understaffing since massive layoffs hit the department in 2012.

That year JCSO lost about 40 employees including their entire detective division. The Oregon State Police has picked up that work countywide.

The office's patrol division went from 20-plus deputies to two and jail stuff was cut by about one third.

Back in May the office received funding for additional deputies through a jail levy.

They've also received funding for a marijuana task force.

Anyone interested in applying can do so on the official Josephine County Website.

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