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.


Organization and Command

Conduct and Appearance

Employee Payroll and Benefits

Performance Management

Volunteers, Posse, Reserves

Budget, Financials, Reimbursement, Travel


Civil Process

Crime Prevention

Public Information and Media Relations

Victim and Witness Assistance

Use of Force, Field Operations

Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Holding

Forensics, Evidence, Interviews

Emergency Operations and Critical Incidents

Task Forces and Teams

Safety and Accident Reporting