Message from the Chief

Welcome! On behalf of the employees of the Josephine Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. It is my sincere hope that this site will provide you with a greater understanding of the services the department provides to our community.

The members of the Josephine Police Department are dedicated to a philosophy of community policing. As we move forward, our goal is to continue strengthening our partnership with the community as we provide the highest quality of police service and safety to those we serve.

I’m honored and truly thankful to serve as your Chief of Police, I consider myself fortunate to work with a caring, well-trained, and enthusiastic team who have committed to serve the outstanding citizens and visitors of Josephine.

Thank you for visiting our web page. We welcome your comments and look forward to serving you in the future.

Chief Mathew A. Briggs


Our Mission Statement

To protect lives and property, preserve the peace, and bring forth swift justice to those who seek to deprive others of their inalienable right to live in a free society based on the rule of law.


Our Vision 

The Josephine Police Department envisions being recognized by our citizens and our peers as the standard of excellence in law enforcement by adhering to the highest level of professionalism, as we lead in collaborative partnerships and community service with compassion and empathy.