What is the Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District (ESPD)?
The ESPD provides law enforcement services for more than 230,000 community members in the urban areas outside of cities in Washington County, including Bethany, Cedar Mill, Cedar Hills, Aloha, Reedville, Garden Home, Metzger, Rock Creek, Raleigh Hills, Bull Mountain, Bonny Slope, West Slope, Oak Hills, and more. Voters first approved the ESPD in 1987 and all local option levies since then.
Enhanced Services: If you live in the ESPD and call 9-1-1, our deputies will be the law enforcement agency who answers your call. Residents inside the district can sleep peacefully knowing that we have some of the best trained and most agile deputies in law enforcement today working tirelessly to keep them safe around the clock.
Specifically, the local option levy:
Provides funds for investigating major crimes occurring within the ESPD, including homicide, assault, burglary and domestic violence.
Helps fund advanced training in crisis intervention and de-escalation strategies for deputies to use when working with individuals experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis.
Continues an enhanced level of law enforcement services in the ESPD, even with projected population growth.
Do I live in the ESPD?
Many people believe their mailing address indicates whether they live in the Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District, but this is not the case. Visit Who Patrols My Neighborhood to confirm whether you live in ESPD.