The Mission of the Wallowa County Sheriff's Office is to maintain Social order and provide professional law enforcement services to citizens in the community, within prescribed ethical, budgetary and constitutional constraints. This department strives to enforce the law and maintain order in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing the need for justice, and consistent appearance of justice. The Sheriff recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens it serves. This department actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime and to assist in bring to justice those that break the law.
The City of Joseph currently contracts police services through the Wallowa County Sheriff's Office. The Wallowa County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to provide quality law enforcement coverage to the citizens of Joseph.