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The Union County Sheriff’s Office mission is to provide
Professional Law Enforcement
Service with Honesty, Excellence, Respect, Integrity, Firmness,  Fairness
and with Compassion and Valor to the citizens of Union County!


Sheriff Boyd Rasmussen

As Sheriff we welcome you to Union County and all it has to offer citizens.  If you live here or are thinking about visiting we hope you enjoy our beautiful County and feel safe here.  We have a fully functioning patrol staff to handle all varieties of emergency and non-emergency calls for service.  Our Search and Rescue Unit is a very active and highly trained organization of volunteer citizens, which we call on frequently to assist those in need.  We utilize Reserve Patrol and Correctional Deputies to assist our full-time Staff.  We invite you to apply for our programs if you have an interest in Law Enforcement.

The County Commissioners feel that Law Enforcement is an important part of a safe, livable county and have supported our efforts by allowing us the funding needed to have well trained, equipped, and professional Deputies.  We work closely with and appreciate the efforts of our partnering agencies, the La Grande Police Department and the Oregon State Police.  Again, thank you for your support of the Sheriff’s Office and we will always work hard and diligently on your behalf.

Scam Alert!!! Many residents of Union County are receiving phone calls claiming they owe the IRS money. This is a scam!! DO NOT give them any information, simply hang up. If you would like to file a complaint call the Oregon Department of Justice at 877-877-9392 or visit their website at www.oregonconsumer.gov. Unfortunately there is nothing local law enforcement can do to assist you because these calls do not originate in Union County.


The Sheriff’s Office is now issuing dog licenses. The cost of a license is $15 if the dog is spayed or neutered and $25 if it is not spayed or neutered. You  can obtain a license at the Sheriff’s Office, 1109 K Ave in La Grande, Monday-Friday from 8-5. You MUST bring a current rabies certificate for each animal and proof of spay or neuter. Licenses are good for 1 calendar year and expire in December of each year.

For more information about dog licensing go to the Animal Control Page.

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