Mark Your Calendar For January's Hiring Workshop

Your new career is waiting for you! Let's get started.

Learn how you can join one of the largest and most innovative law enforcement agencies in Oregon during our next hiring workshop.


Our recruitment team will host interested applicants at our new Public Safety Training Center (600 SW Walnut Street, Hillsboro) to provide an overview of our hiring process and answer any of your questions.


RSVP and learn more about our hiring process by emailing

As we celebrate the season, remember - DUIIs are 100% preventable. For your safety and others, be responsible when consuming alcoholic beverages or any other intoxicant.

Plan ahead: 

  • Designate a driver for the evening. If your designated driver cannot drive, create a new alternative plan so everyone can arrive home safely.
  • Order a taxi. 
  • Use a ridesharing service. Add and familiarize yourself with the app before you head out.
  • If you are the designated driver, take it seriously. Lives depend on you.


The Sheriff's Office wishes everyone a safe holiday season and encourages celebrating responsibly. 

Innovative Theft Prevention Effort

Catalytic converter theft is a concerning issue across the nation. In Washington County, these thefts jumped from 28 in 2020 to 239 in 2021. To help circumvent this crime, Jiffy Lube began offering a new service free of charge. Technicians spray bright, high-temperature paint onto a vehicle's catalytic converter, then engrave the vehicle identification number (VIN) into the paint.


Marking commonly stolen items makes it easier for law enforcement to track them and provides a pathway for district attorneys to prosecute criminal offenders. Local law enforcement is hopeful this service will help deter criminals from stealing these highly-sought vehicle parts. 


The service is offered at no cost in 46 Portland, Vancouver, and Salem Jiffy Lube locations. The process takes less than 10 minutes, and no appointment is required.

Washington County Mental Health and Addictions Center to Resume Limited Walk-in Services

Starting Monday, December 12, the Hawthorn Walk-in Center for mental health and addictions care will resume walk-in services during limited hours of 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Find out more about this community resource.

If you or someone you love needs help, the Washington County Crisis Line is always just a phone call away at 503-291-9111. The line is answered every day, 24 hours a day, by trained professionals who can help decide the best option for care. This may include providing assistance by phone, referring to other services, arranging a mobile team crisis response, or referring the person to Hawthorn.

For life-threatening emergencies, always call 9-1-1.

Home "Safe" Home for the Holidays

Plans for holiday travels? Consider these preventive measures to help keep your home and belongings safe while you are away.  

  1. Ask a friend, trusted neighbor, or family member to keep a watchful eye. Consider leaving them a key to stop by and ensure everything is in order. If anything is alarming, like a broken window or a forced open door, they can alert you and law enforcement immediately.
  2. Adjust mail deliveries. Ask someone to collect your mail or place a vacation hold through the United States Postal Service website. Make sure to do the same for any scheduled package deliveries as well. 
  3. Make a plan for trash pickup. Ask a neighbor to pull in your bins. If left on the street, it could signal no one is home. 
  4. Program your home with safety tools. A smart plug allows you to control or schedule your lights and devices with an app, or mechanical timers work well when scheduled in advance. Alarm systems can be effective tools, including video doorbells and cameras.  
  5. Limit content shared on social media. Consider waiting until you get home to share the details of your trip. 


Stay safe this holiday season! 

7th Annual Cornelius Community Dinner

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, the City of Cornelius, in partnership with Centro Cultural de Washington County and the Washington County Sheriff's Office, hosted the seventh annual Cornelius Community Dinner at the Cornelius Elementary School. Partners served a free holiday meal, open to all community members, following a two-year pause due to the pandemic.

This event served over 250 meals, including turkey, dinner rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, dessert, and drinks. This annual dinner is consistently made possible through the collaboration and generous donations of multiple community partners and wonderful volunteers who contribute to this event's success. 


The opportunity to share a meal and connect community members with city leaders, police, and fire officials, makes the Cornelius Community Dinner truly special and, for many, a favorite annual tradition. The planning committee is already looking forward to hosting this tradition and bringing this holiday cheer next year.


We hope to see you then!  

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Latino Advisory Commission

(LAC) invites you to attend a community conversation to help shape the

future of public safety in our community.

The Latino Advisory Commission is working to build trust between the

Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Latino Community.

Your input and your voice are important.

Partnering together, you can help us:

  • Cultivate an ongoing partnership between law enforcement and
  • the community
  • Establish shared goals for an inclusive and safe community for all
  • Provide input on how we can meet the public safety needs of the
  • entire community
  • Address issues Latino community members may face with the
  • justice system

Email more information or to RSVP.

Mail a Little Joy to Neighbors

Join us this holiday season and help bring joy to some of our older neighbors by sending a bit of cheer this winter!

All submissions are welcome - this is a fun activity for a youth group, classroom, or your family to get involved. Gather your crayons and markers, here is how you can help bring a bit of cheer:


Library Mail Service

111 NE Lincoln St, MS-58A

Hillsboro, OR 97124

Together we can make a difference!

Thank you Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) for your partnership with the WCSO Elder Safe Program to help share this activity with the community.

A rewarding career with great pay + benefits and the chance to serve your community is waiting for you!

Washington County values a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences. Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration and work-life harmony. We offer job stability, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to serve and support our diverse community.

Currently, there are multiple ways to build your career at WCSO. Meet with our Recruitment Team to learn more about your perfect opportunity.

Visit Washington County Jobs for more information and to apply today. 

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