Time to sharpen your pencils and get ready for school to start. We want all students, teachers, parents, and neighbors to do their part in ensuring another fun and safe school year. Follow these tips and receive an A+ for helping to create a safe community:
  • Obey all posted speed signs and school flashing lights.  
  • Be on the lookout and always stop for crossing guards.  
  • Stop at a safe distance from school buses and do not proceed until the red lights stop flashing. 
  • Look out for pedestrians and cyclists. 
  • Buckle up, and NEVER text and drive! 
  • NEVER talk to or accept rides from strangers. 
  • Stop at the curb or edge of the pavement and look LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT before crossing a street. 
  • Always use designated crosswalks and pedestrian signals. 
  • Do not cross in front of a vehicle unless you know for sure the driver clearly sees you and has come to a complete stop. 
  • Be familiar with your surroundings. STAY ALERT.  
  • NEVER walk while texting, and DO NOT wear earbuds while crossing the street. 
  • Always obey the directions of crossing guards. 
  • Use sidewalks if available; if there is no sidewalk, walk on the left, facing traffic. 
  • Wear bright, visible colors, and during dusk or at night, use reflective gear and carry a flashlight. 
Keep the computer in a common area of your home and become familiar with the online learning tools your student is using. Monitor their use and set guidelines to avoid certain online dangers such as: 
  • Exposure to inappropriate material
  • Cyberbullying 
  • Contact with strangers 
  • Public access to personal information 
  • Online predators 

Let’s work together to maintain a safe school environment for everyone. Wishing you all a wonderful school year ahead! 

On Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 1:00 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies attempted to stop a gray Subaru Outback near SW 185th Avenue and SW Tualatin Valley Highway in Aloha. Deputies observed the vehicle driving recklessly, almost striking two other vehicles who had to swerve to avoid a collision.
Deputies pursued the Outback when the driver neglected to stop. Shortly after, the vehicle crashed into a fence at SW 196th Avenue and SW Rosa Road. Deputies witnessed the driver, later identified as 24-year-old Jeobani Reyes-Soriano, exit the vehicle from the passenger side. Reyes-Soriano attempted to flee on foot, but deputies quickly apprehended him. 

On August 14, Deputies found Jesse B. Shaw driving an excavator at a property north of Banks. Knowing he had three warrants and was suspected of stealing a car, they attempted to make contact with him. Shaw ignored their commands to surrender and drove the excavator over half a mile while deputies followed on foot until he stopped. Shaw was arrested for attempting to elude police, the stolen vehicle charge, and three warrants (Clackamas County delivery of meth, Columbia County elude, and a State Parole board violation).
On August 31st, deputies responded to a call at the Chevron in North Plains where a man was causing a disturbance and appeared intoxicated. Before deputies arrived, the male drove off in a red Toyota sedan. On their way to the call, one of the deputies saw the red Toyota sedan pass him on northwest Glencoe Road. That deputy turned around, caught up to the vehicle, and made a traffic stop after witnessing several traffic violations.

The deputy contacted the driver, 43-year-old Teague Warren, and observed several signs that led the deputy to believe Warren was intoxicated. Warren was eventually arrested for driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license on a misdemeanor level.

Warren was transported to the Washington County Jail, where a breath sample was obtained and showed he had a .40 BAC. That is five times the legal limit.

Deputies want to remind community members that drinking and driving is 100% preventable.

In coordination with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), this weekend, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsboro Police Department, Sherwood Police Department, Tigard Police Department, Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCCA), and Oregon State Police will join together for a Labor Day DUII Saturation mission. The primary goal of the saturation mission is to decrease the number of alcohol and drug-impaired drivers on the road.
Seat belts save lives every day - when used correctly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, buckling up is the most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.
From August 22 through September 4, law enforcement agencies will focus on seat belt education and enforcement with additional patrols. You will see members of our traffic team on the lookout for seat belt violations, including child safety seats.
Take time to discuss good seat belt habits with your family and ensure everyone in the vehicle buckles up correctly every time. 
Recently, WCSO deputies serving the City of Cornelius helped distribute back-to-school supplies to nominated students from Cornelius schools. Events like these are increasingly important as they allow kiddos to connect with law enforcement through positive encounters. We thank the City of Cornelius and the Washington County Police Officers Association for their generous contribution to this program.

20 New Cadets Completed Search and Rescue Training Academy

WCSO is proud to welcome 20 new Cadets to our Search and Rescue (SAR) program. These hardworking teenagers just completed the challenging Search and Rescue Training Academy (SARTA) where they trained out in the field to build the skills and knowledge they will need to serve as a SAR Cadet. Congrats!
The Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue program teaches young men and women important life skills and unique insight into the exciting career fields of Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services. This program is a big commitment for any teenager, but the personal rewards are endless.
This program has an outstanding reputation, and police agencies often call upon their skills throughout Oregon. Our members are primarily involved in Search and Rescue missions for lost people, downed aircraft, and evidence in major crimes.

A rewarding career with great pay + benefits and the chance to serve your community is waiting for you!
Are you interested in learning more about a Jail Service Technician (JST) career for the Washington County Sheriff's Office?
This vital role is crucial to keeping our complex jail operations running smoothly. Join us for a one-hour jail tour and JST position introduction. Set up your JST tour today bit.ly/JST_JailTour
This tour serves as an overview for those interested in applying for a position as a JST. You must be 18 years or older to tour or apply.
Visit Washington County Jobs for more information and to apply. 
The Sheriff's Office is hiring Patrol and Jail Deputies!
If you or someone you know might be interested in making an impact in Washington County through a career in law enforcement, check out our available positions! Visit joinWCSO.com for information on requirements, testing, the application process, and more.
Some essential skills needed to serve the community in a law enforcement position include de-escalation, unconscious bias, excellent communication, community policing, and equitable approaches.
If you have additional questions, please contact our Recruitment Team or call (503) 846-6369.