Washington County's only jail is located on the west side of the county in Hillsboro, Oregon. This means that all agencies in the county transport their arrestees to our jail.
As a result of the 2000 Public Safety Levy, the Sheriff's Office implemented a transport system to support city police and deputies. Deputies in the transport van respond to to pick up arrestees for transports to the Washington County Jail in groups, allowing the city officers and deputies to quickly return to patrol in their area.
Before this service became available, officers in any part of the county were required to transport each arrestee to the Washington County Jail in Hillsboro for booking. Depending on where the arrest occurred, they could spend 1-1/2 to 3 hours bringing in each arrestee through traffic to Hillsboro plus processing time at the jail.
The Sheriff's Office Transport Service helps make all county and city law enforcement agencies more efficient because it allows officers to spend more time patrolling in their assigned districts.