The public safety situation is dire in some Oregon counties.
Some, like Josephine, simply can't afford to put deputies on patrol for more than a single shift on weekdays.
Major crimes go unreported and uninvestigated, and criminals go unpunished.
The Association of Oregon Counties brought reps from all of Oregon's 36 counties together last week in Hood River (June 9-10) to talk about possible approaches to improve county funding and services.
We hear about the issues, the possible solutions aired, and where the discussions go from here.