K9 Unit

The Sheriff’s K9 program is instrumental in fighting crime and drug activity in Josephine County.

Our four-team K9 Unit was recently diminished due to budget and staffing cuts.

We are attempting to keep one K9, which will be assigned to the patrol sergeant. The other three dogs will be retired and adopted by their handlers.

The K9s and deputy handlers attend an initial five-week training academy and follow up with continuous maintenance training.

The program is unique from other Sheriff’s Office programs in that it relies heavily on donations and sponsorships. All dog-specific costs, such as food, maintenance
and medical care, are either covered by the K9 deputies themselves or by private donations.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation:

Make your check payable to:
Josephine County Sheriff’s Office (write “K9”in the “For” section)

Mail to:

Josephine County Sheriff's Office
601 NW 5th St., Grants Pass, OR 97526

If you have questions about the K9 program, contact Sergeant Ray Webb by calling 541-474-5123 and leaving a message.

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