Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies or to report a crime in progress.
The Sheriff's Office provides services to all unincorporated areas in Washington County and municipal partners: Banks, Cornelius, Gaston, and North Plains. If you witness a crime or are victim of criminal activity in non-emergency situations within our jurisdictional areas, we have the following options to file a police report.
- File a Report Online
- File a report with a Deputy
- Request a copy of a report you’ve already filed. Read the guidelines below.
File a report online
Our online reporting system is only available to report very specific incidents which meet all the following conditions:
This incident occurred within our Sheriff's Office jurisdiction; however, not within the cities of Banks, Cornelius, Gaston, or North Plains (verify who provides your area policing services)
Suspects are unknown. Please confirm you do not have video footage, photos, or other knowledge of who the suspect might be.
If all the above applies, turn off your pop-up blocking software, and proceed to file your report below. Please note: The National Incident-Based Reporting System requires race and sex as mandatory fields.
If your report does not meet all the online filing requirements above, call non-emergency dispatch, 503-629-0111, to speak with a deputy.
Note: We closely monitor online reports and each will be reviewed within two to three business days. We will contact you if, upon review, your case needs further investigation. Filing a false police report is a crime.
Upon completion of this report process, you will receive the following confirmations:
- See the words: "Your online police report has been submitted."
- Receive a police report case number.
- Be able to print a copy of the police report to keep for your records.
File a report with a deputy
Non-Emergency Dispatch – 503-629-0111
All law enforcement agencies in Washington County use the same central dispatch center. A non-emergency dispatcher will ask you for your contact information and brief details about what you would like to report. The dispatcher uses this information to create a call for service with the appropriate law enforcement agency to assist you.
The dispatcher will determine if an in-person or phone report is appropriate, and as time allows, a deputy will respond in kind to assist you in making a police report.
Note: Traffic crash reporting requirements are available through the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles website.