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Sheriff’s Office sparks news effort to handle non-emergency crimes
Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson wants to make the public aware his department is making extra efforts to respond to non-emergency crimes and the office is seeking extra volunteers to help deal with the reports.

Gilbertson says a lot of county citizens have stopped reporting crime and these acts shouldn’t go unpunished. Police reports are also needed so insurance companies can file claims and without the reports no insurance monies can be paid.

In order to file a report, citizens should go to jocosheriff.us and click on the right column where it says On-Line Crime Reporting. As many details of the crime should be given as possible in order to assist investigators. Individuals who do not have internet access can also file a report at the Merlin Sub-station located at 100 Acorn St. Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and at the Cave Junction Sub-station in the basement of City Hall Monday through Thursday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

All emergency calls should still be made to 911 dispatch.

Volunteers are also needed to help process the reports and anyone interested in volunteering can submit an application to the Josephine County Human Resources Department.