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Spring Message 2014

Date: 04/10/2014

Spring is Here!
 It seemed it would never happen! But, just when it seems there is no end in sight, Spring will arrive! The flowers and the trees tell us it is near. Once again Nature will refresh and we will try to forget ice, snow, and cold.

It is almost time for all of the wonderful events of Spring and Summer. As these events unfold, remember the children will be out in force. They will be running, playing, getting into everything. You must remember they may run into the road in front of you. You must remember because they may not!

As always, stay alert and buckle up! It is the best way to protect yourself, family, and those around you. NEVER drink and drive.

Also recall the Sheriff and our staff desire to serve you in all ways possible. If you see something that should be reported, please take the time to let us know. With your help we can continue to make Oregon County the wonderful place that it is to raise a family, work, and enjoy the fruits of our labors.

 I would like to inform the Citizens that as of March 1,2014 new concealed carry weapon permits will increase from $75.00 to $100.00. Renewal fees will remain at $50.00 as in the past. Conceal carry permits are now good for 5 years in lieu of three years as it has been in the past  which was effective August 1, 2013. I recommend all citizens who qualify for a concealed carry permit should apply for one. Also the Concealed Carry ID card's are now done in the Sheriff's Office and you no longer have to go to the Department of Revenue.

As your Sheriff I want to thank you great Citizens again for passing the Law Enforcement tax in our wonderful county. Most of you know we do not have enough Deputies to cover the county 24 hours a day. For the past 5 years as your Sheriff  I have explained this to our County Commissioners and the response is always, "We do not have the funding for it" , however with the Law Enforcement tax they would be able to assist us with 2 Deputy positions to help with investigations, road coverage, and relief for sick, annual, and compensation relief.  I ask that you the Citizens whom we as elected Officials work for to encourage your Oregon County Commissioners to fund this for the Sheriff's Office. In order to accomplish this for us to better protect and serve the county your support for this is necessary and appreciated.

Be Safe! Be Happy! And remember to aid us in making our collective dream come true.

Oregon County
Sheriff's Office

Alton, Missouri
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