Sheriff's Office

Leadership Direction

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing a safe and secure community through partnerships that build trust, proactively reduce crime/recidivism, minimize victimization and enhance the quality of life while protecting constitutional guarantees.


Message from the Sheriff

To the citizens of Washington County,

Above is my leadership direction for our agency. This statement encompasses many of our institutional objectives the public should expect from a law enforcement agency. These are not just words, it is a commitment to every citizen in Washington County.

As an organization we strive to create a culture within the sheriff’s office that values professionalism, integrity and the delivery of exemplary service. Our goal during every interaction with the public is to maximize the positive impact we have on our community, treat everyone with dignity and respect, and help create public safety through trusted partnerships. This is all done while being good stewards of the taxpayers’ dollar.

As part of our continuing commitment to transparency, we have re-developed our website. During this process, I found myself feeling extremely pleased with the many accomplishments of the dedicated men and women of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Ongoing efforts include; successful criminal investigations that remove predators from our neighborhoods, multiple collaborations with our community partners and the creation of new service programs designed to improve the lives of the many people we touch. As you view this website, I hope you also experience that same sense of pride that I do. This is your Sheriff’s Office. We work for and with you.

  

Martin R. Schulteis, Sheriff

 

Mission Statement

We, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, exist to serve all people within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness and sensitivity. We are committed to the (1) prevention of crime and the protection of life and property; (2) the preservation of peace, order, and safety; the enforcement of laws and ordinances; and (3) the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees.

We are driven by the goals to enhance the quality of life, conduct thorough investigations, seek solutions and foster a sense of security in our community and its individuals. We shall nurture public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.

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