The Washington County Sheriff's Office directs staff action through a written directive system that governs agency operation and the administration of staff and programs. Written directives serve as the basis to inform and train staff on their professional responsibilities, legal constraints, and work practices. Our directives confer authority on staff and define the discretion that may be used. Policies will provide consistent procedures to bring consistent and accurate results. Directives promote building strong community partnerships, excellent customer service, and guide staff actions to maintain our community's trust.