The Sheriff's Office has a team of deputies dedicated to providing accurate and transparent information to the public and media. Deputy Brian van Kleef 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.
Social media is the best way to engage with the Sheriff's Office. Be sure to follow @WCSOOregon on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Our Twitter account is particularly active and reliable, with deputies tweeting critical information around the clock to keep you safe and informed. You can also sign up for WCSO News, an easy and entertaining way to get monthly e-mail updates straight from Sheriff Pat Garrett and the deputies who serve you.
Records - Washington County Sheriff's Office Records can help you obtain copies of police reports.