About Grant County
Our geographical area is comprised of low-river lands and canyons, from 1800 feet in elevation at Kimberly to the high alpine forest and Strawberry Mountain at an elevation of 9060 feet.
This agency proudly serves the citizens of Grant County and those that come to visit. Grant County encompasses 4528 square miles. Of this land, about 60% of the land in Grant County is under public ownership. Our population is estimated at about 7000 residents. Our economy has a rich history of forest products, agriculture, hunting, mining, livestock and recreation. Unfortunately, Grant County is the highest unemployed county in the State of Oregon.
Grant County, being relatively remote and rural depends on a list of volunteers who provide service by and through this agency. Search and Rescue is augmented by the Grant County Air Search Group and the Grant County Snowballers Snowmobile Club offer Wintertime SAR. Search and Rescue/Posse members are trained and equipped to assist when the needs arise. Reserve Patrol staff, who are also volunteers assist by serving civil process, take calls for service, investigate and assist in full-time patrol staff and serve at the pleasure of the Sheriff.
I would like to welcome you to come to Grant County and enjoy what our communities and area has to offer. Please take a moment before you journey into our remote areas by preparing and equipping yourselves with the necessary tools and knowledge on what to do if you become lost or stranded. Your safety and comfort depend upon how well you plan and prepare before your journey. Grant County is relatively crime free, but does have its moments. Please don't drink and drive. Help make our roads and highways safe.
My name is Glenn Palmer, Sheriff for Grant County. As I begin my fifth term as your elected Sheriff, I want to welcome you to visit and enjoy what we have here. If my staff or I can be of assistance to you, please feel free to call or contact us with issues, questions or concerns. I look forward to meeting you.