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
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
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
On May 3, 2019, Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to reports of a kitten trapped inside a garbage can at Hillsboro Garbage Disposal on SW Minter Bridge Road in unincorporated Washington County, just south of Hillsboro. A garbage collector was working to empty a trash can at a property on SW Minter Bridge Road, just north of the Hillsboro Garbage Disposal location. While trying to empty the can using a hydraulic arm, the driver noticed the contents of the
In 2018, deputies responded to 122,931 calls for service, ranging from stolen property to missing persons to more serious threats to public safety. Certain calls may require an additional response beyond what is expected for a typical patrol deputy. The Washington County Sheriff's Office Tactical Negotiations Team (TNT, or SWAT) is a highly trained and well-equipped tactical team prepared to address high-risk incidents. The primary mission of this inter-agency team is to conserve public safety during extremely hazardous situations where
Each deputy begins their career with one-on-one coaching from a Field Training Officer. Learn more about how this essential relationship is the first step in a successful law enforcement career.
July 9, 2018 – During enhanced holiday patrols between the dates of July 1 and July 8, deputies arrested 22 individuals for impaired driving. Seven of those arrests occurred between the afternoon of July 3 to the early morning of July 5.