Jackson County Sheriff's Office 2010 Annual Report

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Jackson County Sheriff's Office 2010 Annual Report

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office 2010 Annual ReportA Year Of InnovationNew Ideas and Methods for Sustaining Excellence


Core ValuesAs a member of the Jackson County Sheriff’sOffice, I commit myself to perform withHONORthe public trust and the dutiesentrusted to me,RESPECTfor the constitution and allpeople,Mission StatementWe, the members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office,dedicate ourselves to providing professional,ethical and responsive law enforcement services to the residents,visitors, and businesses of our community.We value the public trust given to us as we enforce the laws andpreserve the peace in Jackson County.2JCSOINTEGRITYPRIDEFAIRNESSCOURAGEboth personal and professional,in my badge and the Office,in all I do,to do what is right.


A Letter from Sheriff Mike WintersJackson County spans over 2,801 square miles with a populationof over 205,000 people. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office isresponsible for law enforcement in the unincorporated area ofthe county, one law enforcement district, and one contract city.It protects the courthouse and all courtrooms, and oversees all thedetention facilities. Even in ordinary times, the employees of theJackson County Sheriff’s Office have their hands full. These are notordinary times.The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office isdedicated to making our community a safeplace to live, work, and raise a family. Thehard work of our employees and volunteershas paid off.We had another successful year;because of strong leadership within theagency, we are able to provide excellentpublic safety services. The commitment anddetermination of our employees to improvethe quality of life for the residents of theRogue Valley is evident in their daily efforts.Our staff will continue to look for ways toimprove effectiveness and efficiency of ourservices.The creativity within our office to seektechnological advances, teamwork with otheragencies to ensure coordinated responses, and theoutreach to our constituents through a strongmodel of community oriented policing willcontinue to provide the best possible service to theresidents of Jackson County.


Table of ContentsMission Statement & Core Values …….. Page 2Message from the Sheriff ………………. Page 3Operations Bureau………………...……. Page 7Search and Rescue ……………………… Page 11Support Bureau …………….…………… Page 15Major Cases for 2010 ……………..…… Page 16Corrections Division …………………… Page 20New Building and Plans . ……………… Page 22Years of Service ………….……………… Page 23Awards ………………………………….. Page 24JCSO Beat Map ………………………… Page 255JCSO


The number of calls JCSO responds to greatly increased in 2010. Calls forservice rose from 21,303 in 2003 to 46,865 in 2010. Over the past yeartraffic stops, suspicious activity, assist to the public, and subject stops werethe most common calls for service in Jackson County.


The Law Enforcement Operations Bureau is made up of 61employees, of which 58 are sworn deputy sheriffs. TheOperations Bureau handles the entire patrol division, traffic,marine, search and rescue, and special operations.It provided services to approximately 205,000 people livingin the county’s unincorporated areas, the White City LawEnforcement District, and the City of Shady Cove contract. Theunincorporated regions include the Applegate Valley, ColestinValley, Gold Hill, Greensprings, Prospect, Sams Valley, Trail,and Wimer.The Operations Bureau provides services 24 hours a day,seven days a week. Deputy sheriff’s investigate an average of1,301 cases each year. The national average for a deputy sheriff’scase load is 750 cases each year. Deputy sheriff’s assisted manyneighboring jurisdictions via mutual aid agreements. In 2010deputies responded to Curry, Josephine, Douglas, Klamath, andSiskiyou Counties.Notable Activities• Increased calls for service due to budget cuts at JacksonCounty Animal Control, has prompted the Sheriff’s Officeto handle more livestock welfare incidents. The increasednumber of calls promptedthe Operations Bureau toseek additional training forsome deputy sheriffs.• The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue(SAR) provided more than 23,500 volunteer hours, andtraveled a total of 73,272 miles. Thanks to the volunteers,SAR saved the county $490,121in manpower.• The White City Enhanced Law Enforcement Districtadded additional deputies to the roads. Now a full teampatrols the streets, works inside schools, targets gangactivity, and provides countless hours of public safety.• A contract with the City of Shady Cove was established toprovide the city with law enforcement protection. Now avariety of services and support is available for people inShady Cove.• The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, along with six othercounties formed the Southern Oregon MultiagencyMarijuana Eradication and Reclamation (SOMMER) TaskForce. More than $440 million of illegal outdoormarijuana was removed thanks to the efforts put forth bySOMMER.Operations Bureau7JCSO


SUCCESS STORIESCOCK FIGHTING RING BROKEN UPIn late 2010, a large group of people gathered at a home onMeadows Road in White City to watch several hours of roosterfighting. An anonymous tip was called into the Jackson CountySheriff’s Office to inform us about the illegal activity taking place. Agroup of patrol deputies immediately surrounded the large property andquietly approached the large group of people.As deputies got closer, the group of cheering participants tookoff running, including numerous children. Many fled into theneighboring woods. Deputies were able to detain seven individualsand two children. Two people were cited and released for theirinvolvement. Five others were lodged in the Jackson County Jail andcharged with numerous charges, including participating in cockfighting. All charges were Class C felonies.Seven dead roosters were found near the fighting ring and largeamounts of fighting paraphernalia were located on the property. Asearch warrant was issued and an additional four people were arrestedin connection to the cock fighting ring.There were two residences identified as locations where thefights took place. The second location was on Randall Road in8JCSOCentral Point. Between the two locations, more than 100 roosterswere located, most of them were cock fighting roosters.A judge’s order required people at both locations to continue tocare for the animals until they could be properly euthanized. Inaddition to the 11 arrests, 53 pounds of marijuana, half an ounce ofmethamphetamine, and $1,500 in cash was seized.WHITE CITY COMMUNITY ACTION TEAMThe White City Enhanced Law Enforcement District was formedin order to maintain a safe community and improve livability forresidents of White City. In July 2010, the district staffed a sergeant andsix deputies. There were approximately 8,065 calls for service in 2010.The top three incidents in 2010 were suspicious activity, assist to thepublic, and disturbance or noise activity.IMPROVING GANG AWARENESSDue to an increase in gang presence throughout Jackson County,deputies are targeting specific areas to provide additional enforcement.Deputies assigned to the White City area are working to stay proactiveby attending regional gang meetings, working with students inside ofschools, and documentation and clean-up of gang graffiti as it happens.COMMUNITY CLEANUPA new program between the schools and the Jackson CountySheriff’s Office has everyone rolling up their sleeves. Deputies andstudents are getting together to work to spruce up a sections ofWhite City. In 2010, the two groups gatheredthree times to clean up a section of land,parking lots, and fences in White City. Ganggraffiti was removed, litter was picked up, andshrubs and weeds were trimmed or pulled.


PROTECTING OUR FOUR-LEGGED RESIDENTSDue to decreasing budgets at Jackson County Animal Care andControl, the Sheriff’s Office is taking the reins and responding to horse andlivestock welfare calls. In 2010, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Officeinvestigated 1,284 animal and livestock cases.Prior to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office taking over the additionallarge animal cases, the agency proactively sent three deputies and aCommunity Service Officer to attend a specialized large animal trainingsession in Sutherlin, Oregon. The training was based on the Henneke BodyScoring system for horses. The Henneke system is a generally accepted wayto determine if a horse has an acceptable level of body fat. Abnormally lowbody fat can be a sign of neglect either by lack of food or medical care.The Henneke method allows deputies to make an educated judgmentregarding the overall health of a horse and not rely strictly onveterinarians. This training has made deputies more capable of handling casesefficiently and effectively.Off Duty Deputy Sheriff SavesMedford Woman’s LifeOn Sunday, May 23, 2010 Deputy MichaelHermant was awakened by the sound of a largecommotion inside his home. He walked out to theliving room and found an unknown woman beingchoked by an unknown male holding her down onthe floor. The female was bleeding heavily fromher wrist.Deputy Hermant pulled the male suspect offthe female, and handcuffed him. During that time,Deputy Hermant’s wife, Jessie (an ER nurse)quickly applied pressure and bandaged the female’sbleeding wrist.Police say the man, Hugo Gonzalez and theinjured woman are married. The wife had gone tobed after an argument and awoke to a searing painto her wrist. After a brief struggle, she fled to theneighboring deputy's home.Gonzalez is charged with assault andattempted murder. The victim had surgery to repairthe cut that severed muscle and tendons all the wayto the bone.9JCSO


In February 2010, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the City of ShadyCove entered into a contract to provide the city with law enforcementprotection. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has dedicated two full timePatrol Deputies, a Community Service Officer, and the entire support staff ofthe Sheriff’s Office. In 2010, 1,262 cases were handled with a total of 125arrests. Throughout 2010 the top calls for service in Shady Cove were publicassistance cases, suspicious activity and noise or disturbances.


Search and RescueThe Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue(SAR) responded to 103 missions in 2010. Volunteer hours for2010, including missions, training and community events total23,507. Those volunteer hours create huge savings for JacksonCounty. The national volunteer cost per hour is $20.85. In 2010,SAR volunteers saved tax payers in Jackson County $490,121.The approximately 135 volunteers are trained in all aspects ofsearch and rescue, including search techniques, land navigation,tracking, rescue and recovery, and first aid.Each year the professionals of Jackson County SAR carry outnumerous Search and Rescue missions in all weather conditions.Incidents can vary from a missing child in fair weather in aresidential neighborhood to a rescue of a trapped skier in blizzardconditions in the harsh wilderness backcountry. Most of thecallouts involve wilderness searches in rugged terrain.One of the more memorable missions was the search for amissing woman on Mt. McLaughlin. The woman got separatedfrom her group and became lost. SAR volunteers searched throughthe night, and ended up finding her in relatively good condition thenext day.Search and Rescue by the NumbersNum b er of Missio n s: 1032010 To t al Savin gs: $490,121Missio n Miles: 73,274To t al vo lun t eer Ho urs: 23,507IMPAIRED TRAFFIC FATALITIES DECLINEFatal traffic crashes on Southern Oregon roads remained about thesame for 2010. However, alcohol and drug related deaths are among thelowest they have ever been, thanks to increased traffic enforcement andeducation programs offered through the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. In2009, 50% of our fatal traffic crashes were alcohol or drug related. In 2010,only 19% of crashes involved drugs or alcohol.SOMMERIn 2010, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office partnered with Coos,Curry, Douglas, Josephine, Klamath and Lake County Sheriff’s Offices,United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the DrugEnforcement Agency to deter Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) effortsto grow illegal marijuana on public and private lands. The pilot programworked to combine available resources from each jurisdiction to combat thegrowing problem of large scale illegal marijuana grows. DTOs lost morethan 440 million dollars in illegal marijuana in 2010, thanks to the combinedefforts of SouthernOregon Multi-Agency MarijuanaEradication andReclamation(SOMMER). Thirtyonesites on publiclands wereeradicated, 125,787plants were seized,and 23 suspects arecurrently in custody,with pending federal and state charges.11JCSO


KEEPING DRUGS OFF OUR STREETSIn 2010, the Medford Area Drug & Gang Enforcement(MADGE) task force seizednarcotics with a total streetvalue of approximately$279,381,526 and assets worth$274,086 .MADGE investigated137 cases, issued 18 searchwarrants, seized five firearms,more than $23,000 in cash, andlarge amounts of marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetaminein 2010.One of the biggest drug problems plaguing the region right now isthe increased use of heroin. In many counties throughout Oregon,heroin is listed as the biggest threat inside communities. Teens andpeople in their early 20’s are the largest group impacted by the drug.Most use starts out as an addiction to prescription pills, such asOxycontin.BURGLARIES INCREASEAs economic stresses continue to escalate, the Jackson CountySheriff’s Office has seen an increase in the number of burglaries inour areas. To help with the increasing problem, there are now threeCommunity Service Officers available to provide assistance todeputies and detectives in investigations throughout the county. In2010, there were 274 home burglaries reported compared to 214 inthe previous year.Fair SecurityEach year the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office providesassistance and security at the Jackson County Fair. In 2010, sheriffdeputies worked countless hours providing safety for fair patrons.There were a few minor instances involving some teens. Deputiesdid investigate one case where a fair employee, her boyfriend, and afew friends attempted to steal the money made from entrance andride tickets. However, everyone was caught, and charged with theappropriate crimes. Deputies also attended the evening activitiesand provided security during the concerts.STAYING SAFE ON OUR WATERWAYSIn 2010 the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrolincreased patrol presence and BUIIenforcement. There were a total of236 citations for Marine Patrol. Thetop types of citations wereinsufficient number of life preserversand operating while intoxicated.In 2010, there were three boating12JCSOaccidents. There were no injuries reported and damagewas done to properties only. There were also no fatalitieson Southern Oregon waterways patrolled by the JacksonCounty Marine Patrol.


The Law Enforcement Support Bureau is made up of 97employees, of which 66 are sworn deputy sheriffs. TheSupport Bureau handles a variety of divisions inside theJackson County Sheriff’s Office, including the jail,administration, investigation, civil services, recruitment andtraining.Notable Activities• Lodgings at the Jackson County Jail have climbed nearly7% from last year’snumbers. Support Bureau• The number of peopleapplying for a Concealed Handgun License or renewalsaw significant increases in 2010.• Training provided to sworn and non-sworn employeeswas up by more than 500 hours.• The Criminal Investigations Division cleared 81% of itscaseload in 2010. The national average is less than 50%.• The Traffic Safety Program saw an increase in the numberof people who participated in the program. In 2010, morethan 4,000 people attended one of the three classes offeredto the public.CHILD ID KITSThe Jackson County Sheriff’s Office provides ChildIdentification and DNA Kits to families in our region. The I.D. kitincludes space for medical andpersonal information,fingerprint kit, and DNA kit.Parents take home the kit andcomplete it with their child.The Child Identification andDNA kit provides a completetool to record a child’sidentifying characteristics inone easily accessible place, in case the information is ever needed.CRIMINAL RECORDSCriminal Records is responsible for documenting all reportsfrom deputies regarding criminal offenses, accidents and arrests.Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the staff also processesall requests for criminal and background checks as well as impoundedvehicle releases, sex offender registrations, and all records requestsfrom citizens, law firms, insurance companies, and other lawenforcement agencies. Additionally, the division manages warrants forthis and nine other county agencies. In 2010, the criminal recordsdivision entered 23,774 incidents into the reporting systems. Ithandled 652 sex offender registrations and provided 849 recordschecks for people in Jackson County.15JCSO


CONCEALED HAND GUN LICENSESThe Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Concealed HandgunLicense program experienced an increase in both new and renewalapplications for 2010. According to applicants the top reasons whythey were requesting the license were personal safety, protection whilehiking, camping, or traveling, and the right to carry. The programprocessed 855 new applicants and 1,561 renewals in 2010. Therewere 405 applications that were revoked or denied. By the end of2010, there were 8,753 active concealed handgun permits in JacksonCounty. Oregon Revised Statutes establish specific requirements forthe issuance of a CHL. This information is designed to assist yourunderstanding of the law and to facilitate your application process.FINGERPRINTSFingerprinting is done for various statutory reasons, includingemployment in the criminal justice fields, teaching and otheroccupations requiring licensing, and for Concealed Handgun Licenseapplicants. After biographical data is entered into the LiveScanSystem, a person’s fingerprints are “rolled” electronically. In 2010,the civil division handled 4,395 fingerprint applications.CASES UNDER INVESTIGATIONIn March, detectives investigated an armed robbery at Ray’s FoodPlace, in Gold Hill. A male entered the store with a handgun anddemanded money. Evidence has been collected, however, a suspect isstill unidentified.16JCSOIn May, detectives began working on the Tolo Tavernrobbery. A male in his late teens/early 20’s entered the ToloTavern with a sawed off shotgun and demanded money. Heleft in a 1980’s white Ford pickup with blue pinstripes onits sides. The male is described 5’5”-5’7”, medium build,brown hair, wearing a hooded sweatshirt/jacket, dark jeansand dark shoes.MAJOR CASES FOR 2010In January 2010, detectives worked a case involvingan attempted murder. Julian Tallman tried to kill anacquaintance with a crowbar at a residence in Trail.Tallman was sentenced to 70 months in prison for assaultand burglary charges. He has a scheduled release in November 2015.In March, detectives investigated a case where a 28 year oldfemale reported being sexually molested for several yearsby her father, Mark Goodenow, when she was a young girl.The investigation determined Goodenow also molested hisother daughter, a son, a nephew, and his grandson. Thevictims were molested over a 23 year period. Theinvestigation determined Goodenow was responsible for the crimes andhe was sentenced to 24 months in prison. Scheduled release is inSeptember 2013.In April 2010, detectives spent several days lookinginto an attempted murder and kidnapping case. DavidWilliams brutally stabbed two men then beat andkidnapped his former girlfriend. Sentenced to 25 years inprison for attempted murder, assault and kidnap charges,Williams has a scheduled release in April 2035.In May, detectives learned a 16 year-old girl was planning totravel to Texas to meet an adult male she met on the internet. Detectivesidentified the suspect and joint investigation with Texas DOJ & Oregon


DOJ culminated in the arrest of Allen Lynn Ward. Wardwas also identified as a major collector and internettrader of child pornography. The case is currentlypending in Texas. Ward is facing Federal charges.In July, detectives investigatednumerous burglary and theft cases and identified thesuspect as James Johannes. Working with MedfordPolice Department detectives additional cases werecleared in Medford and Central Point. Johannes isscheduled to be released in October 2015.In August and September, detectives investigated a largeseries of residential burglaries. Brian Johnsonand Molly Williams were arrested for thesecrimes. Both are pending trial.In October, detectives investigated a homicidein White City. The investigation determined AndresGarcia-Palomino unintentionally shot MargartioAguilar. Palomino was sentenced to 22 months witha scheduled release in March 2012.In October, detectives investigated a homicide anddetermined Charlene Meixner shot and killed herformer boyfriend in the chest while they were in hishome. Meixner was arrested and is pending trial.In November, detectives spent manyhours investigating a reported kidnapping andassault of a juvenile. Nicholas Jackson & KekaiKuehu were arrested. The case is currentlypending prosecution.MEDICAL EXAMINER INVESTIGATIONS UNITIn 2010, the Medical Examiner’s Investigation Unit was notified of589 deaths. Of those, 197 were accepted in to the jurisdiction of theMedical Examiner (accidental, homicidal, suicidal, natural causes).District Medical Examiner James Olson, M.D. performed 54 autopsies forJackson County in 2010.SUICIDE NUMBERS DECREASEFor the first time in at least eight years, the number of peoplecommitting suicide has dropped to the lowest recorded number. In 2010,the manner of death in 32 cases was suicide. Of those who chose tocommit suicide, more then half died from gunshot wounds. According toagency statistics 28 people were male and four were female. Theyoungest person was 20 years old and the oldest was 88 years old.PROPERTY EVIDENCE UNITDuring 2010, over 1,904 pieces of evidence and property waslogged into the property room. This evidence came from a variety ofsources for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons are foundproperty, weapons for safekeeping, and evidence of a crime.Additionally, 311 items were taken to the crime lab for furtherprocessing, 215 items were returned to the rightful owners and over 504items were destroyed or otherwise disposed of. In 2010, revenue foritems sold at propertyroom.com generated more than $1,500 for theJackson County General Fund. Release of property is by appointmentonly. To make an appointment call (541) 774-6832.17JCSO


CIVIL DIVSIONThe State of Oregon mandates that all County Sheriff’s Officesmaintain a Civil Division. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office isresponsible for service of summons, instructions, criminal and civilsubpoenas, complaints, petitions, small claims, court orders, evictions,restraining orders, and numerous types of writs. The number of papersreceived for service has grown steadily over the past seven years fromaround 9,000 papers in 2004 to nearly 12,000 papers in 2010.TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATIONIn order to help curve the number of traffic citations andtraffic fatalities the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office began teachingseveral traffic safety classes. Currently there are three types ofclasses available to anyone. Most of the participants have a courtorder to attend, but the classes are free to the general public. In 2010,more than 8,000 people attended one of the three classes available,including Victim’s Impact Panel, Traffic School, and Why SafetyBelts?. Each class is held once a month. Since the program began in1994 more than 50,000 people in the Rogue Valley have attended oneof the available classes.CITIZEN’S ACADEMYEach year the people in Jackson County have the chance to get aninside look at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Citizen’s Academytakes place twice a year and givespeople the opportunity to understandthe duties and responsibilities of theJackson County Sheriff’s Office,through instruction, hands-on activitiesand scenarios.SOUTHERN OREGON SPECIAL OLYMPICSEach year the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office participates in awide variety of events where money goes to help the Southern OregonSpecial Olympics. In 2010, theJackson County Sheriff’s Officeparticipated in a bowl-a-ton, tip acop, competitions between us andother emergency serviceagencies, and the Polar Plunge.This year 12 deputies andcommand staff participated in theannual Polar Plunge. In 2010, the Medford Polar Plunge raised a totalof $43,157 for the Southern Oregon Special Olympics.STAYING AHEAD OF THE RESTOne of the many things the Jackson County Sheriff’s Officeprides itself on is the ability to stay ahead of the curve. In 2010,employees within the agency wereprovided with countless opportunities toreceive additional training andinformation as it relates to their position.In 2010, there were more than 12,000hours spent on training for deputies. Insome cases, the agency took advantage ofonline courses instead of funding travelexpenses.


The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office attends many special eventsthroughout the year, including, Shady Cove’s Public Safety Day,Central Point’s Touch-A-Truck, the Jackson County Fair, andother special events.


CORRECTIONSThe Jackson County Jail provides services to all of the agencies within the county's2,801 square miles and a combined population of 205,000 people. There are 291 beds availablewithin the facility. For the first eleven months of the year, the jail operated under a selfimposedcapacity of 230 inmates at any given time. Of the 230 beds, 37 are for females andthe remaining 193 are for males. In December 2010, the jail temporarily raised its capacity to240 due to the large number of forced releases we were experiencing.In 2010, the jail lodged 9,605 people. That number is up 6.5% from 2009. This includesall lodgings as well as process only and court commitments. A process only is a person whohas been cited to appear in court rather than be lodged in jail, who is then sent to the jail forfingerprinting and a photo. After their trial and sentencing people may became a commitmentto jail. This means the judge has ordered them to turn themselves into the custody of the jailon a specific date for a specific length of time. Sentenced inmates may serve their time in jailor, if they are eligible, sent to the work transition center. In 2010, there were 1,312 suchreleases. This is up significantly from last year’s 589.Our two highest risk areas are people on intoxication checks and suicide watch. The number of lodging that required intoxications checks in2010 was 1,238. This is up in comparison to 2009 number of 1,100. Suicide checks increased slightly from 137 in 2009 to 161 in 2010.These numbers are significant due to the potential risk involved for the lodging and the deputies. These types of checks require a deputy tocheck on the person at least every 15 minutes and document the activities ofthe person. This can be a substantial amount of time depending on thenumber of people for checks.Also new to the jail in 2010, the remodel of the sally port and bookingarea has started. We are in the first phase of the construction. Estimatedcompletion date is September 2011.20JCSOJackson County Jail:2010 saw 9,605 inmatesAverage 230 inmates a day$100 Minimum Cost per inmate/dayAverage Stay: 10.4 days84 % Male Population16% Female Population


MOVING TOWARDS THE FUTUREIn late 2010, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office began its multi-phase renovation on the jail. Therenovations will create more space inside the jail and add an additional 60 beds, moving the capacity to 290.By adding the additional beds, Sheriff Mike Winters hopes the number of inmates released early, due toovercrowding will decrease significantly.Currently there are about 10-15 inmates who are released early each week due to jail overcrowding.Phase one of the jail remodel included the renovation of the jail’s sally ports. Sally ports are the portion of thejail where law enforcement officers bring individuals, who are being booked into the jail. The new sally portsoffer a much more secure area for law enforcement. It will also reduce turnaround time for deputies andofficers and allow them to get back out on patrol faster.In the fall of 2010, Jackson County purchased the former River City RV property, located at 5179 CraterLake Highway, for $3.3 million. This facility will house the Sheriff’s Office headquarters, including theadministration offices, patrol division, criminal investigations, and others. Currently, the differentdepartments are housed in different locations, in different parts of the county. Putting all these divisionsunder one roof will streamline and create a more efficient Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Mike Winters says,“placing headquarters on Highway 62 will position us more strategically in the center of the county to handleemergencies, and deputies won’t have to battle downtown traffic.”Presently, the basement of the jail is being used for a majority of the Sheriff’s Office, by moving theseoffices to the new location, construction crews will be able to renovate the area back to what it was originallyintended for, and that is to house criminals. The expected costs of both projects is estimated to be around $14million. The Sheriff’s Office is planning to move into its new facility in Spring 2012.


Years of Service25 Years of Service20 Years of Service15 Years of Service10 Years of ServiceSgt. Dan PenlandDep. Cheryl Bundy-CavalliSgt. Glenn FordSue BurchfielTenley TanhoffSgt. Martin ClarkSandi CopelandDep. Gary ClarkDep. James GyllenskogDep. Linda CrookSgt. Colin FaganDep. Eric SchregardusLt. Rich FogartyDet. Tim PikeSgt. Jeremy WhippleCpt. Terry WilsonTanalyn PfeilDep. Phil CiceroDet. Randy ArnoldDet. Kevin EllerSgt. Dace Cochran23JCSO


Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Awards24JCSOSheriff Mike Winters2010 National Sheriff of the Year NominationDeputy Jeff McGrath2010 Marine Rookie of the Year:Lt. Pat RowlandOutstanding Service as the 2010 OSSA Search and RescueAdvisory Council PresidentSergeant Nate SicklerMADD Service AwardDeputy Ian LanceMADD Service AwardDeputy Jesse AinsworthMADD Service AwardDeputy Ryan GroomMADD Service AwardDeputy Heath Kocina1st Place BMW class competitionDeputy David BartlettSWAT Operator of the YearSergeant Jeremy WhippleSWAT Appreciation AwardDeputy Tim PikeJackson County Employee of the Month April 2010Detective Steve HolthusRecognized by Children’s Advocacy CenterDeputy Michael HermantLifesaver of the Year AwardDeputy Scott WaldonLifesaver of the Year AwardStacy MotschenbacherRogue Valley Search and Rescue Member of the YearEd HarrProspect Search and Rescue Member of the YearMike MotschenbacherMounted Search and Rescue Member of the YearRobert WaltersRogue Valley Search and Rescue New Member of the YearTony CullottaProspect Search and Rescue New Member of the YearChris StoutenburghJackson County Search and Rescue Member of the YearGraham WilsonJackson County Search and Rescue Member of the YearRalph Van Der StarJackson County Search and Rescue Lifetime Member AwardCindy SchmidtBarb Perry Civil Support Staff of the YearJackson County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division2010 BUII Enforcement Award


Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Beat MapThis is a map of Jackson County. On it, itshows each of the beats Jackson CountySheriff’s Office Deputies are responsiblefor. Areas that are in gray are cityjurisdictions.25JCSO


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