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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.

Corrected Fingerprint Times-the hours we do fingerprints for the public are Tuesday from 0800-1145, Wednesday from 1:15-4:30 and Thursday from 0800-1145 and from 1:15 to 4:30!

We are currently taking applications for the following positions. Closing date for all positions is September 30th at 5 pm. Applications can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office, downloaded from this website under the Employment tab or picked up at Worksource Oregon. Specific qualifications can be found under the employment tab.

-Full Time Corrections Deputy

-Reserve Corrections Deputy

-Reserve Patrol Deputy



Coming Events

Car Seat Safety Check-Saturday, September 24th from 10:00-2:00 at Goss Motors in La Grande. Come down and get your seat checked!

 We will be having a Women’s Strength Course on Saturday, October 1st and Saturday, October 8th The first Saturday is at the Sheriff’s Office and the 2nd Saturday is at the shooting range. There is no cost for the class. The class will cover basic firearms safety and armed self defense. It is geared toward women who have little or no experience handling firearms.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Call (541) 963-1017, Option #2 to register.  



Grande Ronde Valley from Indian Rock