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SPECIAL TEAM SPOTLIGHT – MARINE PATROL

2020-07-16T08:08:46-07:00

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

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SPECIAL TEAM SPOTLIGHT – MARINE PATROL2020-07-16T08:08:46-07:00

TRAIN WITH THE BEST – VIRTUAL TOUR

2020-07-16T07:42:02-07:00

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

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TRAIN WITH THE BEST – VIRTUAL TOUR2020-07-16T07:42:02-07:00

Special Team Spotlight: WCSO K9 Team

2020-07-10T10:44:30-07:00

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  

Special Team Spotlight: WCSO K9 Team2020-07-10T10:44:30-07:00

Hiring Continues for Deputy Positions

2020-05-15T09:32:14-07:00

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 joinwcso@co.washington.or.us

Hiring Continues for Deputy Positions2020-05-15T09:32:14-07:00

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Serves the Entire County

2020-05-13T07:58:29-07:00

City, county, rural, or urban... no matter where you live or work in Washington County, the Sheriff's Office serves everyone! Find out how our agency serves the community in this video highlighting our county-wide services. Ready to #JoinWCSO? A career with WCSO offers a wide variety of opportunities for assignments, begin your career today!

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Serves the Entire County2020-05-13T07:58:29-07:00

Negotiating Peaceful Resolutions During Crises

2020-02-12T09:48:14-08:00

The Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU) responds to calls alongside the Tactical Negotiations Team (TNT -- or SWAT) with the special focus on establishing communication, gathering information, defusing emotions and increasing options in often rapidly evolving situations. CNU works to create peaceful resolutions during volatile situations by establishing ongoing dialogue and rapport with the person or persons in crisis. Formed in 1981, CNU's cornerstones are empathy, knowledge, and compassion. The team responds to many callouts throughout Washington County each year. Typical

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Negotiating Peaceful Resolutions During Crises2020-02-12T09:48:14-08:00

A Modern Approach to the Jail System

2020-02-12T10:20:54-08:00

Our community is changing. So should our jail system. Operating the only jail in a county of just over 600,000 residents is challenging. With only 572 beds available and over 18,000 annual bookings, keeping the “right” offenders in jail requires a thoughtful systems approach with quality care and services. The capacity of the jail has not increased since 2000 when the population was just shy of 450,000 residents. Jail staff collaborate with criminal justice partners to ensure limited bed space

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A Modern Approach to the Jail System2020-02-12T10:20:54-08:00

New Public Safety Training Center Ready for Deputies

2020-01-29T17:28:39-08:00

Today's deputy must be agile, well-rounded and strategically minded to best serve and protect our community here in Washington County. This is why we are pleased to announce the opening of 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 Street in Hillsboro, the $20 million, 100,000 square-foot PSTC is poised to become the premier law enforcement training facility in the

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New Public Safety Training Center Ready for Deputies2020-01-29T17:28:39-08:00

Explorer Post 877 Training Exercise

2019-12-09T13:16:39-08:00

Our newest recruit class of WCSO Explorer Post 877 participated in field training exercises to prepare for their role as Explorers. All new recruits attend the Sheriff's Office Explorer Academy, a 12 day training hosted in a collaborative effort with the Tillamook and Clatsop County Sheriff's Offices. After the academy, our members enjoy training throughout the year during regular meetings on weekday evenings and during some weekends. Training, like Search and Rescue in general, takes place in any weather. This program is

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Explorer Post 877 Training Exercise2019-12-09T13:16:39-08:00

Corporal Akin and K-9 Stark Log 200th Capture

2019-06-05T15:39:52-07:00

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the 200th capture for Corporal Micah Akin & K-9 Stark. The dynamic duo logged their milestone capture on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 while assisting Forest Grove Police in tracking down a suspect. At around 6:00 p.m., a woman reported to police her 20-year-old son-in-law was recording cell phone video of an underage girl in the bathroom. The suspect ran off into a large field. K-9 Stark arrived and tracked the man

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Corporal Akin and K-9 Stark Log 200th Capture2019-06-05T15:39:52-07:00
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