Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Deputy Guzman


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

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Deputy Guzman2020-10-08T13:58:58-07:00

Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Deputy Cornejo


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,

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Deputy Cornejo2020-10-05T13:34:48-07:00

WCSO Deputy Arrests His 2,000th Impaired Driver


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

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WCSO Deputy Arrests His 2,000th Impaired Driver2020-08-24T15:54:22-07:00


2020-07-16T08:08:46-07:00 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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2020-07-16T07:42:02-07:00 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


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.  

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

Hiring Continues for Deputy Positions


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 ( 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

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

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Serves the Entire County


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


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


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
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