Josephine County seeks applicants for new law enforcement service district advisory committee

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Josephine County is seeking applicants to serve on the citizens advisory committee for the newly formed Josephine County Law Enforcement Service District.
Approved by voters in the November 2023 special election, the JCLESD will be advised by a five-member panel of Josephine County residents from various member communities. Those communities are Sunny Valley and Wolf Creek; Cave Junction; Illinois Valley; Murphy; and greater Grants Pass.
The JCLESD covers Josephine County, excluding the City of Grants Pass and certain territory within the Urban Growth Boundary of Grants Pass with existing public safety service and annexation agreements.
The citizens advisory committee will advise the district governing body on matters concerning the district, including expenditures, enforcement priorities and general operation of the district. The district will receive funding for the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office to provide dispatch, patrol and evidence ervices to residents within the district.
Applications are due by Jan. 12, 2024 at 4 p.m.. Those interested in serving on the committee are invited to apply at JosephineCounty.gov/apply. Paper applications are also available at the Board of Josephine County Commissioners’ office in the Josephine County Courthouse, 500 NW 6th St. in Grants Pass.
Interviews may be required. For more information, see JosephineCounty.gov/committees or contact the BCC office by phone at (541) 474-5221 or online at JosephineCounty.gov/contact.