Public Information Officers

The Sheriff's Office has a team of deputies on the road and in the jail who are dedicated to providing accurate and transparent information to the public and media. Deputy Jeff Talbot serves as our Lead Public Information Officer (PIO) and is the primary point of contact for media inquiries.


Working in close cooperation with other members of the Sheriff's Office, PIOs provide our community with critical updates about criminal investigations, death investigations and other serious traffic-related incidents. They also maintain positive relationships with the community by promoting Sheriff's Office programs and activities.


Media releases are distributed instantly to the media via e-mail and to community members via RSS feeds, FlashNews subscription or upon accessing the Sheriff's web site. Please understand that our PIOs will not release inappropriate or premature information that may compromise an ongoing investigation.


Helpful Links

Records - Washington County Sheriff's Office Records can help you obtain copies of police reports.

Washington County Consolidated Communications - This is the agency that dispatches police, fire and medical services for all agencies in Washington County.