Social media is the most efficient way to engage with us. Be sure to follow @WCSOOregon on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and stay tuned for important updates posted on Nextdoor. Our Twitter account is particularly active and reliable, with deputies tweeting critical information around the clock to keep you safe and informed.
We are committed to providing accurate and timely information to develop and maintain mutual trust, cooperation, and respect. The purpose of our Media Releases is to make public safety notifications, provide information regarding notable events, investigations, arrests, and reported incidents, and request assistance from the public.
We share Media releases instantly through email. Community members can also access these releases through a free FlashNews subscription or here on our website. Please understand that our PIOs will not release inappropriate or premature information that may compromise an ongoing investigation.
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We welcome you to view and subscribe to a wide variety of informational and educational videos posted on our YouTube channel, WCSONews. For over 15 years, we have been dedicated to providing our community content through this unique and entertaining forum.
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Read past newsletters:
- Special Edition: End of 2022 Message from Sheriff Garrett
- December 2022; WCSO Hiring Workshop, Holiday Safety Tips
- November 2022; Double Homicide Cold Case Solved, Protect Your Packages this Holiday Season
- October 2022; Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Halloween Safety Tips
- September 2022; Back to School Safety, Deputies Deliver School Supplies, Career Opportunities
- July 2022; WCSO Blood Drive, National Night Out
- May 2022; WCSO Annual Report, 2021 Stats, Jail Accreditation
- April 2022; Deputy Involved Crash, Enhanced Sheriff Patrol District
- March 2022; Enhanced Sheriff Patrol District, K9 Trials
- February 2022; Special Edition - Get Involved!
- January 2022; Human Trafficking Prevention, Romance Scams
- December 2021; Updates from Sheriff Garrett, Happy Holidays.
- November 2021; Season of Gratitude, Holiday Scams, Meet Gus the Reindeer Goat.
- October 2021; Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Halloween Safety
- September 2021; ESPD Listening Sessions and Survey, Disaster Preparedness
- *Special Edition* International Drug Awareness Day
- August 2021; 2020 Annual Report, Website Survey
- July 2021; When to Call, 100 Deadliest Days
- April 2021; Fentanyl Crisis Warning, Child Abuse Prevention Month
- February 2021; Special Edition - Opportunities to Get Involved!
- January 2021; Sheriff enters 3rd term, mental health services
Timely safety messages
Continue to check back for relevant and current safety information and updates or visit our Resources and Education page.
As Fentanyl continues to impact Oregon and the Metro area drastically, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office would like to highlight the dangers of Fentanyl. In an effort to bring awareness, the Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with partners from around the county to educate community members about its effects on the community and how One Pill Can Kill.
We host and participate in many large-scale events throughout each year, refer back for upcoming opportunities to participate!
We encourage our communities to participate in National Night Out (NNO), an annual community-building campaign the first Tuesday of August, focused on gathering together neighbors and local law enforcement. This program inspires camaraderie and partnership and promotes safe and inviting neighborhoods.
Building strong communities is more critical now than ever – plan a social gathering with your neighbors, then register your event with the Sheriff's Office during the month of July to extend an invitation for deputies and members of our specialized teams to drop by. We're excited to see you again and welcome this opportunity to come together under positive circumstances.
Bring the family and join your neighbors for the Washington County K9 Trials, featuring the region's best police K9 teams competing for the prize of "Top Dog." This free, family event is hosted every year by the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff's Office Foundation of Washington County.
Geared for Washington County High Schoolers interested in a unique opportunity to learn more about the field of law enforcement. In partnership with School to Career, we connect with special teams (like K9's, Robots, and Forensics!) to get an inside view of what it's like both on and off duty.
Public Information Officers
Working in close cooperation with other members of the Sheriff's Office, Public Information Officers (PIO) provide the community with critical updates about criminal investigations, death investigations, and other serious traffic-related incidents. They also maintain positive relationships with the community by promoting Sheriff's Office programs and activities.
PIOs are our primary media contacts and can be reached through email at WCSOPIO@washingtoncountyor.gov.