Sheriff’s Office

The Sheriff’s Office serves a wonderful county of approximately 22,000 people, and patrols 684 square miles.  We have 41 devoted men and women on staff, each of whom takes care of giving the highest level of service to the people of Washington County. Thank you for visiting the website of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.  My staff and I work diligently for the citizens of our county, and each of us is committed to serving the citizens with the utmost respect and professionalism.  We are honored to give you a look at our agency.


I take tremendous pride in serving as Sheriff of the great citizens of Washington County.  Now, more than ever, it is very important for the Sheriff’s Office and the community to work together in ensuring our safety and well-being.  The success of this Office depends upon the support and cooperation of our county’s citizens.  We rely upon your observations, as much as our own.  We encourage you to report suspicious happenings within your community.  My door is always open to each of you, and I ask you to work with our Office to ensure that we continue to live in a safe community. 

-Sheriff Joel Cochran