Washington County Sheriff, Oregon


Message To The Washington County Community

Everyone at the Sheriff's Office understands that during the COVID-19 crisis it's extremely important to keep you safe, along with our staff and those in our custody. I am proud of our team for doing their best to keep everyone safe under challenging circumstances. Using guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, state and local health professionals, we implemented temporary changes to maximize health and safety, while continuing to deliver vital public safety services in our community. Because this situation continues to evolve quickly, please check back periodically to see updated procedures. To learn more, click here.

Sincerely,  Sheriff Pat Garrett

Washington County Sheriff's Office seeks reaccreditation. (Media Release)

Community is invited to comment and attend the virtual CALEA Public Hearing May 28, via Zoom.


Due to the current recommendations from the Oregon Health Authority and the Washington County Health and Human Services Department, along with considerations for the safety of our staff and community, some Sheriff's Office services and events have been cancelled or changed. We will continue to update information as the situation evolves.



Civil and Concealed Handgun License (CHL) closed for service, please see below for service alternatives:

  • ALL Civil business is being conducted through USPS.
  • All renewal CHLs are to be mailed in via mail (USPS) to the CHL Unit.
  • No new CHLs will be processed at this time due to fingerprint unavailability, but applications may be submitted through the mail.  
  • All protection orders are to be mailed via USPS
  • Eviction summons can be placed in the drop box located inside the main doors of the LEC.
  • Availability and changes will continue to be evaluated as information is made available.


  • Jail social visiting has been suspended. For information on video visiting, please visit here.
  • Jail job shadow/patrol ride along programs are limited to individuals currently in the hiring process. Applicants will be contacted by our Recruitment Team to schedule as required.
  • Criminal Records lobby is closed, service provided through the after-hours window.
  • Search and Rescue - applicant information sessions have been cancelled. Applications for future explorers can be found here.
  • Power Curve Self Defense - April class has been cancelled.
  • Fingerprinting services - no fingerprinting available at East, Bethany or Headquarters





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Our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19. We strive to support our community and ensure public safety during these difficult times. This means our hiring processes will continue. We've made adjustments to ensure our applicants' safety, limit person to person contact and moving to remote communication when possible. If you find yourself ready to explore a career in law enforcement or corrections, we are here to talk with you. 

As one of the largest and most innovative law enforcement agencies serving an ever-growing community of 600,000, there are lots of ways to get involved with the Washington County Sheriff's Office right now. We’re an agency looking to expertly teach, assist, and lead people who aspire to make our community one of the safest in Oregon. We raise the bar in law enforcement in the 21st century by building a culture of trust through constant training and relentless pursuit of self-improvement.


JAIL/PATROL DEPUTIES: We hire entry-level and lateral law enforcement officers four times per year. For 2020, these dates are February 24, May 30, August 30, and November 20. Check out our awesome new recruitment website to learn how you can put on the uniform and badge: JoinWCSO.com



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