The People

Washington County Deputies are Agile,Prepared and involved in our communities

The People2018-10-08T09:19:45+00:00

Teamwork

The strength of the Sheriff’s Office comes from the unique backgrounds and life experiences each individual possesses. When united, our respective strengths come together to create a cohesive team ready to face daily challenges head on. Join our team.

Veteran

Executive Bios

Sheriff

Garrett

Married 30 years, father of two grown children. Enjoys hikes in summer and skiing the steep-and-deep in winter. U. S. Army Veteran with two post 9/11 deployments. Pretends to be handy around the house but mostly clumsy

Assignments: Patrol, Jail, Field Training Officer (FTO), Tactical Negotiations Team (TNT).

Washington County: 30 years

Phone:503.000.0000

Email:example@email.com

Undersheriff

Mori

Married, father of 3 adult children and former college football player.

Assignments: Patrol, Jail, Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), Field Training Officer (FTO), Defensive Tactics Instructor, Tactical Negotiations Team (TNT), K9 handler

Washington County: 25 years

Phone:503.000.0000

Email:example@email.com

Chief Deputy

Fischer

Husband, father, farmer, aspiring vintner, woodworker, musician.

Assignments: Patrol, Investigations, Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU), School Resource Officer (SRO), Field Training Officer (FTO), member of the Washington County Homeless Plan Advisory Committee (HPAC) and a State-wide Officer Wellness Task Force

Washington County: 25 years

Phone:503.000.0000

Email:example@email.com

Deputy Bios

Commander

Degman

Married, mother of two and grandmother of three. Love riding my motorcycle on long scenic tours or traveling to warm sunny destinations with friends and family.

Assignments: Jail, Drug Abuse Resistance Education, Survival Skills and Report Writing Instructor and Recruitment Team. Currently assigned Services Division

Washington County: 25+ years

Deputy

Ceric

Born in Bosnia but grew up in Portland. Married, expecting first child and love College Football… Go Trojans!

Assignments: Jail, Patrol, Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor, CPR/First Aid Instructor

Washington County: 6 years

Sergeant

Kraemer

Love the outdoors – hiking, cycling, salmon fishing with my husband and my dog. Favorite place – anywhere on the Oregon Coast.

Assignment: Jail, Field Training Officer (FTO), Survival Skills instructor, Jail Technology Team and Scheduling Sergeant

Washington County – 15 years

Deputy

Lycett

Husband and father of two. Major college football fan – GO DUCKS! Love spending time outdoors.

Assignments: Jail, Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT), Mobile Response Team (MRT)

Washington County: 20 years

Deputy

Nelson

Soccer lover, baseball fan, golfer, horseback rider and traveler

Assignments: Jail

Washington County: 4 years

Deputy

Dick

Sports fan, softball player, love the outdoors.

Assignments: Patrol

Washington County:3 years

Deputy

Wilde

I love to run and completed my first marathon during the academy.

Assignments: Patrol, Mental Health Response Team (MHRT), Domestic Violence Resource Team (DVRT) and part-time Public Information Officer (PIO)

Washington County: 4 years

Detective

Altiere

Father of one. Amateur runner. Love film and cinema. Florida State Alumni. Enjoy time with family and staycations.

Assignments: Patrol, Field Training Officer (FTO), Investigations, Remotely Operated Vehicle Team (ROVT), Major Crimes Team, Property Crimes Unit, Washington County Police Officer Association (WCPOA)President

Washington County: 15 years

Corporal

Greener

Mom – I LOVE my son and enjoy spending time with him. Foodie – so many new and fun restaurants to enjoy in Portland. Outdoor enthusiast – I enjoy getting out in nature, whether picking blue berries or fly fishing.

Assignments: Patrol, Search and Rescue (SAR), School Resource Officer (SRO)

Washington County: 14 years

Deputy

Lee

I enjoy being outdoors, photography, and riding motorcycles. Hidden talent – I have played the piano since I was 5.

Assignments: Civil, Patrol

Washington County 5 years

Deputy

Yon

Married, father of three. Love the water, wake surfing, and camping. Former college basketball player. United States Marine Corps Veteran with 3 deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Assignments: Patrol, Field Training Officer (FTO), Westside Interagency Narcotics Liaison, Defensive Tactics, Firearms and Rifle Instructor, Marine Patrol.

Washington County: 2.5 years

Deputy

Parisella

Army veteran and lover of dogs, ice cream, sports, and horror movies! Hobbies include fishing, golfing, and motorcycle riding.

Assignment: Patrol

Washington County Patrol – 2 years

Deputy

Huggins

Outside of work, I enjoy the outdoors, especially hiking and camping. I started with WCSO as an explorer with the Search and Rescue program before being hired in 2010.

Assignments: Jail, Patrol

Washington County: 8 years

Sergeant

Bass

I am into mountain biking, hiking, and just completed a SCUBA diving class with my son. I am a handy-man of sorts and love working in my garage. I participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run every year, and I ran my very first half marathon at age 45 in Missoula, Montana. I am also into tattoos and have designed several for myself and for my friends.

Assignments: Patrol, Investigations, Traffic Safety Unit (TSU), Tactical Negotiations Team (TNT), FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Washington County: 20 years

Deputy

Talbot

Love traveling abroad and experiencing different cultures, being outdoors and hiking. A techy geek at heart, my last job was managing a Mac store. I play various instruments and used to work in concert event booking.

Assignments: Jail, Patrol, Public Information Officer (PIO), Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU), Mental Health Response Team (MHRT), Report Writing Instructor, Special Needs Pod (SNP), Jail Technology Team.

Washington County 7 years

Lieutenant

Stimler

I enjoy both coaching and playing soccer. Off the field, I am an avid photographer and love spending time with my family.

Assignments: Jail, Field Training Officer (FTO), Firearms Instructor, Court Security Supervisor, Professional Standards Unit (PSU).

Washington County: 23 years

Commander

Shaver

The pursuit of every exciting thing that can be done outdoors. Occasional outdoor relaxation is OK too.

Assignments: Patrol, Investigations and Services Divisions. Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), Firearms Instructor, Westside Interagency Narcotics (WIN), Mobile Field Force (MFF), ATF Task Force, Property Crimes, Child Abuse, Violent Crimes, Major Crimes Team and Team Commander SAR/TNT

Washington County: 26 years

Deputy

Tack

I love hiking, sport shooting, tennis, long road trips, and ocean cruises. Began my law enforcement career as a Reserve Deputy.

Assignments: Patrol, Transports

Washington County: 5 years

Corporal

Hennessey

Enjoy spending time with friends and family and working out.

Assignment: Jail, Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT), Recruitment, Survival Skills Instructor, Pod 3 (Maximum Security), and Special Needs Pod (SNP)

Deputy

Phillips

Father of two. Amateur Blacksmith in my spare time. Met and married my wife of 5 years while stationed in Italy but surprisingly she is born and bred Scottish.

Assignments: Patrol, Mental Health Response Team (MHRT)

Washington County Patrol:3 years

Bios

Sheriff

Garrett

Married 30 years, father of two grown children. Enjoys hikes in summer and skiing the steep-and-deep in winter. U. S. Army Veteran with two post 9/11 deployments. Pretends to be handy around the house but mostly clumsy

Assignments: Patrol, Jail, Field Training Officer (FTO), Tactical Negotiations Team (TNT).

Washington County: 30 years

Phone:503.000.0000

Email:example@email.com

Sergeant

Kraemer

Love the outdoors – hiking, cycling, salmon fishing with my husband and my dog. Favorite place – anywhere on the Oregon Coast.

Assignment: Jail, Field Training Officer (FTO), Survival Skills instructor, Jail Technology Team and Scheduling Sergeant

Washington County – 15 years

Corporal

Greener

Mom – I LOVE my son and enjoy spending time with him. Foodie – so many new and fun restaurants to enjoy in Portland. Outdoor enthusiast – I enjoy getting out in nature, whether picking blue berries or fly fishing.

Assignments: Patrol, Search and Rescue (SAR), School Resource Officer (SRO)

Washington County: 14 years

Deputy

Lee

I enjoy being outdoors, photography, and riding motorcycles. Hidden talent – I have played the piano since I was 5.

Assignments: Civil, Patrol

Washington County 5 years

Deputy

Phillips

Father of two. Amateur Blacksmith in my spare time. Met and married my wife of 5 years while stationed in Italy but surprisingly she is born and bred Scottish.

Assignments: Patrol, Mental Health Response Team (MHRT)

Washington County Patrol:3 years

Opportunities are endless here, if you want to work traffic, marine patrol, investigations gangs, etc. and if you set your mind to it, you will be able to work it.

– Deputy E. Mitchell

The public safety services provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are integral to the balanced and coordinated criminal justice system relied upon by our community. We are proud of the professional, respectful, and highly trained men and women at the Sheriff’s Office who dedicate themselves to earning the public’s trust in pursuit of conserving the peace in Washington County.

– County Administrator Robert Davis and Assistant County Administrator Don Bohn

The City of Cornelius has contracted with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for police services since 2014.  We are extremely pleased with our high quality services, professionalism of the deputies, and how much they have embraced our community.  Residents comment regularly to the Mayor, City Council and me about much they now like our police department and feel much safer!

– City Manager Rob Drake, City of Cornelius, City Manager - City of Cornelius

As District Attorney, one of the most rewarding aspects of my job is the privilege of working with the dedicated men and women who serve in the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The dedication and skill of these professionals is second to none and allows us to work collaboratively on a wide variety of difficult cases to ensure our community remains a safe place to live, work and raise a family.

- District Attorney Kevin Barton, Washington County District Attorney’s Office, District Attorney Washington County District Attorney’s Office

I became a deputy because I always wanted to give back to the community I was raised in. Everyday is different, everyday is a new challenge.

Deputy Ceric, Washington County Sheriff's Office

I get to do one of the most unique jobs in the world. I engage with and help all day long while directly impacting my community and you are able to build some unique skill sets.

This agency is the perfect size for someone who wants to experience everything law enforcement has to offer in a personable team environment. I work alongside the most incredible group of people- talented, smart, caring, compassionate individuals.

Deputy Talbot, Washington County Sheriff's Office

One of my college basketball coaches was a police officer. Looking up to him I was inspired to pursue law enforcement as a career. I am proud to serve the community of Washington County, the people we serve really appreciate us and the people that we work with form a good team.

Deputy King, Washington County Sheriff's Office

After a 25-year corporate career, I became a police officer at age 47. I am proud to make a difference in my community.

Deputy Abeles, Washington County Sheriff's Office

I have wanted to be a deputy since I was five years old. My childhood dream started because the job looked cool – driving a cool car, wearing a uniform – but, as I grew and matured, I realized the intrinsic value of helping people. I am there when people need me the most, when they need help.

Deputy Lee, Washington County Sheriff's Office

I wanted to become a deputy because I went on a ride along and fell in love with the excitement, the helping people every day, changing lives even if it’s small, and you don’t do the same thing everyday.

Deputy Dick, Washington County Sheriff's Office

In my previous career I loved connecting with and helping people. I am proud to be able to translate that passion to my career in law enforcement where I can really do something that is going to impact someone’s life in a meaningful way.

Deputy Huey, Washington County Sheriff's Office