Welcome to Jonathan Knapp For Sheriff 2018

Welcome and Thank You for visiting my Web Site, Josephine County is faced with some tough decisions, What to do about Law Enforcement in the county is among the top priorities. The time of Status Quo and waiting to see if it gets better is over, Join with me to make a difference.

I have been in Law Enforcement for over 20 years and a supervisor for more than half of those years, My experience in Leadership & Finance is second only to my Compassion for those I have been given the opportunity to lead and those I have had the privilege to serve.

If I run for Sheriff I intend to bring Law Enforcement back to Josephine County and the Citizens who live within it’s borders. It is time to roll up our sleeves,  take action and make Josephine County the great county that I grew up in and that I have returned home to.

Thank you for your consideration,

Jonathan Knapp


Latest Posts / Updates

May 2017 Levy

Another levy…  We hear this at least once a year if not twice, The word LEVY has become a bad word and that’s a shame. One of the great opportunities we have a citizens of Josephine County is to vote on issues important to us. I would rather have the opportunity to vote yes or […]


Sheriff Daniel to Eliminate Patrol Division

Josephine County, Ore. — Josephine County Sheriff’s Office employees are facing layoffs. (04/03/2017) 17 notices were handed out Monday impacting the patrol division and the jail. With 58 employees right now, Sheriff Dave Daniel says the loss of 17 employees will take away the entire patrol division. He says the state requires certain mandated services […]


4th of July

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]


Fallen Officers Remembered

As Memorial day 2016 approaches I was encouraged to read in Grants Pass’ The Daily Courier that a crowd of about 100 gathered at the Josephine County Courthouse to remember those Law Enforcement Officers who paid the ultimate price for the citizens of Josephine County. May we never forget the sacrificed these men and women made […]


Greetings Josephine County!

Welcome to my Web page, This is a work in progress but will be up and running with essential information well in time for the 2018 election so that you will be able to make an informed decision. I intend to update the page often and certainly more often as we get closer to the […]



“I go out, I find the problem and I fix it, There is nothing I can’t do”

April 2014

Grants Pass Daily Courier – Candidates Debate

Dave Daniel – Candidate

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

Albert Einstein

Still the question recurs “can we do better?” The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew.

Abraham Lincoln

The MAGIC of gun control is plain and simply this: There is none! If you want magic or illusions go to Las Vegas or Disneyland. But if you want freedom and reality of self-preservation, arm yourselves and protect your families with the best tools and methods available.

Sheriff Richard Mack, Retired

“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”

Thomas Jefferson