I live in a rural area in Southern Oregon. The county is quite large and much of it is BLM/Forest Service land. In a recent election county residents did not pass a request for additional funds for the Sheriff's Dept. We now have 3 Sheriff's deputies to cover the entire county. The department has adopted a policy that they will not respond to anything other than a life threatening situation. So, we're "on our own". I've always believed that anyway.