Jonathan L. Knapp
Welcome and thank you for visiting our website, my name is Jonathan L. Knapp and I am running for Sheriff of Josephine County in the 2022 election. I appreciate this opportunity to introduce myself and inform you of my qualifications and the reasons why I am running for Sheriff.
I grew up in Grants Pass, Oregon, attended Grants Pass High School and graduated from Hidden Valley High School.
I have over twenty-years of experience in Law Enforcement as a Sergeant in both the United States Air Force and with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
After graduating from Hidden Valley High School in Grants Pass, Oregon I joined the United States Air force (1980-1984) as a Security Specialist assigned to the Strategic Air Command stationed in Grand Forks North Dakota. Serving in the military instilled in me the skills of effective leadership and I quickly promoted to the rank of Sergeant and become team leader of a high risk security response team.
From 1984 to 1999 I worked as an Officer with The Salvation Army, Promoting to the rank of Captain while working with large and small communities to develop programs to meet the needs of the citizens living there. Among other things I worked on the Disaster Relief teams assigned to several of the major U.S. Disasters as well as appointments as the Finance Officer for Southern California and Administrator for the Tacoma, Washington Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation Center.
In 1999 I started my 2nd career with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, located in the fourth largest county in The United States, first as a Detention Officer and then as a sworn Deputy Sheriff while working part-time at another job, taking care of my family and attending the Grand Canyon University. I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety Administration and then after a promotion and serving as a Deputy Sergeant, I earned a double Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Disaster Preparedness. I know and understand the value and importance of family, education, communication, and involvement in the community.
While employed with the Sheriff’s Office I had many duties and certifications including General Instructor, Sergeant and member of the Tactical Operations Unit as Crisis Negotiator. Throughout my career, I have served in various leadership positions including Patrol, Pre-Employment, Property & Evidence, Immigration Enforcement, and Superior Court Security.
If Status Que is not what you are looking for in your Sheriff’s Office then elect me, Jonathan Knapp, as your next Sheriff. My family and I would appreciate your support and vote.