Sheriff Boyd Rasmussen
Union County Sheriff's Office
1109 K Ave
La Grande, OR 97850
About Sheriff Rasmussen:
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Sheriff Boyd Rasmussen was elected and began serving in 2005 as the Union County Sheriff, replacing retiring Sheriff Stephen Oliver.
Sheriff Rasmussen brings his ability to work with people to solve common problems in his role as Sheriff. He began his law enforcement career at Sheriff's Office in 1996 while completing a business/economics degree at Eastern Oregon University.
"Running a Sheriff's Office is like running a business. In order to be successful in operating the patrol, corrections, and civil functions of a Sheriff's Office, adequate funding and strong fiscal management are critically necessary." The Sheriff has established strong working relationships with the County Commissioners, which has led to a strong commitment to adequately fund the Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Rasmussen has a firm belief that law enforcement has to be fair. "How you treat employees is an indication of how you'll treat the public," he says. "If your employees feel they're treated fairly, that will carry through to the public." The Sheriff's Office employees strive to deliver the highest level of law enforcement service to the citizens of Union County.
The Sheriff appreciates the lifestyle Eastern Oregon offers. "I grew up in this fine community, and I'm committed in working to keep it that way." Boyd and his wife have six children; four daughters and two sons.
From OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Union County Sheriff's Office In Action
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Union County Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputies
Union County Sheriff's Office Office K9 Team
Union County Sheriff's Office Marine Deputy
OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Winter, 2013 – The Sheriff’s Office placed 2nd at the annual 12
Hour Drug Free Relay in September. Sheriff’s Office
staff has entered a team in the relay for several
years. Funds raised by the relay go to support drug
free programs throughout Union County.
The Union/Wallowa County Drug Task Force
has been bolstered by the addition of a part time
deputy from the Wallowa County Sheriff’s Officer
and part time officer from the Enterprise Police
Department. Along with a full time Union
County deputy and a full time La Grande Police
officer, the team will continue to work to combat
illegal drug activity in Union and Wallowa
Counties. Task force members recently wrapped
up an extensive investigation into mail fraud and
illegal prescription drug trafficking that resulted in
the arrest of one individual on charges of Possession
of a Controlled Substance, Distribution of
a Controlled Substance and Manufacturing of a
Travis Perkins has been promoted from Patrol/
Corrections Reserve to full time Patrol Deputy,
filling the open position in the city of Elgin.
Travis has lived in the Elgin area for several years
and is looking forward to serving the citizens
there. The Sheriff’s Office is excited to welcome