The Union County Sheriff s Office provides law enforcement services and ensures safety and security of citizens. It operates civil, jail and marine patrol units. The office s animal control division relocates missing and stray animals, as well as provides registration of pets. The Union County Sheriff s Office s forest patrol division offers permits for various land activities, such as hunting, fishing, picking and snow parking. It maintains an office reserve program that provides the citizens of Union County, Ore., an opportunity to volunteer and assist full-time deputies in general, marine, forest and snowmobile patrol, as well as assist in security at various functions. The office also supports the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) program, which aims to prevent and reduce drug abuse and violence among children and youths. The Union County Sheriff s Office also issues concealed weapon permits. It is located in La Grande, Ore.