On Tuesday, July 9th, the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement team received several awards from the Oregon-Idaho High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program and the Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Association. Among the awards presented to RADE were: Outstanding Task Force, Outstanding Task Force Commander (Sgt. Doni Hamilton), and Outstanding Prosecutor (DDA Josh Eastman). RADE was recognized for their aggressive enforcement of drug laws in and for Josephine County. The awards were presented to RADE at the Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond Or. during the annual Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Association conference.
RADE is a multi-agency team comprised of members from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Oregon State Police, Josephine County Community Corrections, and the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office. RADE’s mission is to enhance the coordination of effort and resources among the participating agencies to enforce laws and protect citizens from illegal drug activity and related criminal acts; gather and disseminate narcotics-related intelligence information; and engage in seizure and forfeiture of assets used in or derived from illegal drug activity as allowed by state and federal law.