Dave Daniel vs. Gil Gilbertson for Josephine County Sheriff

Sign place on the jail compound perimeter fence in early 2007.

“Sheriff: I Passed Lie Detector” was the headline on May 15, 2014 in a Grants Pass Daily Courier article. In that article, it was reported that Sheriff Gil Gilbertson felt the need to take a lie detector test concerning his accusation that county officials hid $500,000 in patrol funds during budget cuts two years earlier.…

Should a Law Enforcement Administrator Know Criminal Law?

JEFF DUEWEL/Daily Courier

Should a Law Enforcement Administrator Know Criminal Law? I suppose if you’re going to set yourself up as the only responder to emergencies or after hour calls, knowing Oregon law could come in handy. But as an administrator, you should know what mutual aid agreements you have with other law enforcement agencies and what resources…

Brett Way Attempted Vehicle Theft

Jasper Miller

On June 13, 2014 between the hours of 10:00 PM and 11:00PM a resident living on Brett Way in the Saratoga Rd. neighborhood arrived home to find the below described suspect attempting to steal the victim’s 1994 Toyota pickup truck. When the victim drove up, the suspect was in the process of ramming through the…