WC Posse searches for a missing person
The Washington County Sheriff's Posse searching for a missing person

The Washington County Sheriff's Posse was formed in 1945 and has served the Washington County Community for over 72 years. Members of the Posse are a committed group of volunteers who desire to make their community safe.


The Posse provides crowd control and parking assistance at local community events such as the Washington County Fair, local parades, and much more. In addition the Posse donates a scholarship to local high school student. They also donate to the Oregon Food Bank, and support local charities. The Posse is self-financed through membership dues, fundraisers and donations.


If you are civic minded, enjoy public contact, and find satisfaction in helping those in need, review the following requirements. Then apply online!

  • 21 years of age or older

  • U.S. citizen

  • Own a horse and tack

  • Have use of a trailer for transportation of horse and gear

  • Pass background check by the Sheriff's Office


As a Posse member you will enjoy public service, the western horse, riding in local parades, and serving the Sheriff and County as a volunteer.


Mission of the Washington County Sheriff's Posse

To promote public safety and community involvement by acting as horse-mounted representatives of the Washington County Sheriff's Office at community functions such as fairs, parades, and community meetings, and to preserve the tradition and history of mounted law enforcement in Washington County.

If you would like to donate to the Washington County Sheriff's Posse, please use the following link. Thank you for your donation.

Please email us with any questions. 


Washington County Sheriff's Posse