On September 28th, Recruitment Team members Deputies Tori Amundson and Steven Asla attended the Southern Oregon Trades Career Expo (SOTCE) in Canyonville. This was a unique opportunity for us to share about our agency and what type of career opportunities we have to offer. This was a first for our team to travel this far south in-state. It is still too early to tell what kind of impact they made but, this event was very well attended, and our team
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Media Release: WCSO Lieutenant Bob Ray Sworn-In as New Cornelius Police Chief On January 4, 2021, the Cornelius City Council, in partnership with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, named Lieutenant Bob Ray the new Chief of Police for the city. Chief Ray has nearly 23 years of experience in law enforcement, serving most of that time in leadership positions. In addition to his many years as a Patrol Sergeant, Chief Ray was the Public Information Officer for the Washington County
Deputy Meg Just was recently recognized by OSSA with a Lifesaving Award for her heroic actions to help a young gunshot victim. On September 27, 2020, deputies were dispatched to a reported assault with a weapon in an unincorporated area of Washington County just before midnight. It was reported that a 17-year-old male had been shot multiple times. When Deputy Meg Just arrived, she observed two individuals supporting the victim by sitting him upright on the hood of a
Despite a childhood marked with adversity and loss, Jail Deputy Daniel Guzman pushed himself out of his comfort zone and pursued a career in law enforcement, finally realizing his childhood dream. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Deputy Guzman moved to Oregon with his parents and older brother at the age of two. Guzman credits his family for who he is – family struggles during his childhood helped shape his close bond with his parents and brother, as well as later with
Driven by a desire to provide assistance, resources and closure to those asking for help, Deputy Arnoldo Cornejo proudly serves the communities of Washington County in our Patrol Division. His family is originally from the states of Michoacán and Guanajuato, Mexico. Speaking Spanish and understanding the culture allow Deputy Cornejo to use his skills to connect with other Spanish speakers in the community. Deputy Cornejo is motivated by great co-workers who he can rely on to help with questions,
On Friday, August 21, 2020, Deputy Jason McLaughlin arrested the 2,000th impaired driver of his career. Deputy McLaughlin started with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in 2004 as a Patrol Deputy. During his 16-year tenure, Deputy McLaughlin has been part of the Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) and the Traffic Safety Unit as the dedicated DUII Enforcement Deputy for seven years. Deputy McLaughlin has been a Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) Instructor since 2009 and taught at the Department of
https://youtu.be/D1nm8nw03cI We have been patrolling the waterways of the county and educating the boating public for more than 30 years. We are the only law enforcement agency with a Marine Patrol in the county. The unit patrols Henry Hagg Lake in the rural west end of the county and the Tualatin River that runs through the county. Imagine heading to work on a summer day... on a boat! Not a bad way to serve the community and protect our
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewYDMizIGNo&feature=youtu.be One year ago we opened our new Public Safety Training Center (PSTC). Designed to be comprehensive and holistic in approach, it offers everything today’s deputy needs to train at elite levels. Located off SW Walnut St in Hillsboro, the $20 million, 100k sq-ft PSTC is poised to become the premier law enforcement training facility in the Pacific Northwest. The PSTC offers a multitude of training services under one roof, including a “scenario village” and “scenario jail,” indoor
Ever wonder what it's like to be a member of the Washington County Sheriff's Office K9 Team? In this Special Teams Spotlight, some of our dogs and their canine handlers show you what it takes to be part of this specialized squad of crime fighters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkqA09Y7u0k
The next chapter of your story begins today. Apply now to join our team. Now through May 30th you can take the National Testing Network (bit.ly/NTN_Test) virtually while staying safe at home. Be sure to complete your test ASAP so your scores may be considered for the next hiring cycle. Your career in law enforcement can begin now. Contact our recruitment team to learn more: 503-846-JOIN / 503-846-5646 or firstname.lastname@example.org