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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

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.

Starting July 1st 1st Oregon’s Distracted Driving Law will change. The penalties for using and kind of electronic device while driving will increase dramatically and may include jail time for repeat offenders.  For more information visit the ODOT Distracted Driving website

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 hiring Reserve Corrections Deputies. These positions are part time on call. Hours vary and can include nights, weekends and holidays. You would be working in the jail filling in for full time deputies.  If you are a college student looking for part time work or if you’re wondering if a career in law enforcement might be interesting  or if you’re retired but wanting to work a few hours a week this might be what you’re looking for. There are a few requirements to qualify: You must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to pass a written test, oral interview, physical exam and a criminal background investigation.

If you have any questions please send us an  email to sheriff@union-county.org or call us at (541) 963-1017. If you want to fill out an application you can download it here or request one via email or stop by the office at 1109 K Ave. and pick one up.

Coming Events

Grande Ronde Valley from Indian Rock

Increase in Civil Fees!

As of January 1, 2018 fees for civil process service in the state of Oregon have increased. All notice process (small claims, FED, etc) increased to $45. For a complete fee list look under the Civil Service tab for Civil Process Service.

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Contacting the Marine Deputy

To contact Deputy Tad Butcher, the Marine Deputy, during the months of September-May call 541 -963-1017 to leave a message. During the summer, May-August, he can be reached at 541-786-1054 or you can leave a message at 541-963-1017. He can also be contact by email at tbutcher@union-county.org.

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Scam Alert

Many residents of Union County are receiving scam calls claiming they owe the IRS money.  Please understand this is a scam, the IRS would not call you about your taxes. DO NOT give them any information, simply hang up. Unfortunately there is nothing local law enforcement can do. The scammers are not located in Union …

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Boat Registration

You can now get your boat registration at the Sheriff’s Office. We have gotten the materials from the Marine Board and are ready to go. Hours for registration are Monday-Friday from 8-5.

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