Washington County Sheriff’s Office Mission Statement
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Mission will be to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the Office as set forth by statute and to set the standards for Law Enforcement professionals dedicated to community oriented policing. To provide a firm, but fair, service to Protect and to Serve the citizens with P.R.I.D.E:
Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dignity and Excellence.
To be recognized as leaders in our profession who are unquestionably committed to protecting and enhancing the quality of life in our community by enforcing the law, preserving the peace, preventing crime, and providing educational information while still protecting the constitutional rights of those we serve.
As employees of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, we believe…
- We work for and with the citizens of Washington County:
- We protect the Constitutional rights of all individuals;
- We involve the community as partners in the law enforcement process to increase public safety;
- We perform the primary mission of this office by identifying, prioritizing, preventing, social and physical disorder, and neighborhood deterioration:
- We uphold the belief that line deputies and civilian staff are key components to our collective success; all staff members will immediately and unerringly provide whatever support is necessary to ensure the success of front line deputies.
Washington County Justice Center
IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, AND CONCERNS SURROUNDING THE CORONAVIRUS, THE WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS DECIDED THAT OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC IN AN EFFORT TO DO OUR PART IN COMBATING THE VIRUS, AND FOLLOWING CDC GUIDELINES. NO CIVILIANS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE BUILDING, UNLESS ESCORTED BY A STAFF MEMBER FOR WORK RELATED PURPOSES, SUCH AS REPORTING A CRIME. ALL DELIVERIES WILL BE LEFT OUTSIDE THE FRONT DOORS, AND A STAFF MEMBER WILL COME TO THE DOOR TO PICK UP THE DELIVERY.
CITIZENS NEEDING TO REGISTER OR UPDATE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION NEED TO CALL OUR OFFICE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL, SO WE CAN MAKE APPROPRIATE ARRANGEMENTS TO ENSURE AN APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF TIME TO COMPLETE ALL PAPERWORK.
CITIZENS NEEDING CIVIL PROCESS PAPERWORK SERVICE ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT OUR OFFICE BY TELEPHONE TO SEE APPROPRIATE WAYS OF HANDLING SUCH PAPERWORK, AND OUR REQUIREMENTS. WE WILL BE ACCEPTING MAILED, FAXED, OR EMAILED PAPERWORK, AS LONG AS APPROPRIATE PAYMENT IS RECEIVED AS WELL.
WE ARE SUSPENDING SERVICES SUCH AS VEHICLE UNLOCKS, VIN INSPECTIONS, CIVIL STANDBYS (UNLESS COURT ORDERED), CONCEALED CARRY APPLICATIONS/RENEWAL, AND PUBLIC FINGERPRINTING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
WE ARE ENCOURAGING WASHINGTON COUNTY CITIZENS TO CALL US THROUGH OUR DISPATCH PHONE NUMBER, 970-345-2244 IN LIEU OF COMING TO OUR OFFICE. HOWEVER IF YOU COME TO OUR OFFICE YOU WILL NEED TO UTILIZE THE “AFTER HOURS” CALL BOX LOCATED ON THE EAST WALL BY THE FRONT DOORS, FOR ASSISTANCE.
IT IS OUR HOPE THAT THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS POLICY IS AN EFFORT ON OUR PART TO COMBAT THE CONCERNS AROUND THIS VIRUS, WHILE STILL PROVIDING PUBLIC SAFETY TO OUR COMMUNITY. WE WILL STILL BE PATROLLING, RESPONDING TO CALLS, AND INVESTIGATING CRIMES WITHIN THE COUNTY DURING THIS TIME.
SINCE THIS SITUATION IS EVOLVING RAPIDLY THIS POLICY WILL BE EVALUATED CONTINUOUSLY AND MODIFIED AS NEEDED.
IT IS OUR HOPE THAT IN THE NEAR FUTURE WE WILL BE ABLE TO RETURN TO NORMAL OPERATING PROCEDURES, AND ALLOW THE GENERAL PUBLIC BACK INTO OUR BUILDING. IN THE MEANTIME PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT TO US WITH QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR CONCERNS.
IT IS OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COMBINED COURTS WILL CONTINUE WITH NORMAL
OPERATING HOURS DURING THIS TIME. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOR THE COURTS PLEASE CONTACT THEM AT 970-345-2756.
SHERIFF JON STIVERS