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School Resource Deputies

The Sheriff’s Office has contracts with many of the schools in Union County with specially trained School Resource Deputies assigned. Deputy Justin Hernandez is assigned to the La Grande School District and Deputy Tony Humphries is assigned to Cove, Union,North Powder School Districts and one day a week in the La Grande School District. Their primary duty is to ensure the schools are safe and secure for all the students and faculty. They assist the school administrators with truancy cases, investigate crimes that occur on school property, provide security at extra curricular activities such as sport events and dances and, most importantly, are there to help the students, even if that means just listening to them when they need someone to talk to.