July Holiday Notice

Please note that the Sheriff’s and Purgatory front offices will be closed Wednesday July 4th and 24th in observance of Independence Day and Pioneer Day. Book and release and Fingerprinting services will be unavailable those days.

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Free Youth ATV Course

Washington County has always been a great location to enjoy the use of Off Highway Vehicles (OHV’s). The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is continually dedicated to educating the public in the safe and legal operation of OHV’s. Our mission is to reduce injuries and fatalities through education.
As 2016 comes to an end, The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to recreate responsibly and follow the established laws related to OHV operation. A commonly overlooked law is the requirement to possess a valid driver’s license and/or OHV safety certificate in order to operate an OHV on public lands. Operators must be over the age of eight and have a current safety certificate or valid driver’s license.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Off Highway Vehicle Education Program is a classroom based forum for the students to obtain the required OHV safety certificate. We will be offering this course at no charge on May 20th 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Students who attend the course will learn about OHV terminology, equipment, safe driving practices, state and local laws and more. Upon successfully passing the course they will be issued a valid safety certificate.
The Sheriff’s Office also understands the importance of proper safety equipment. To ensure our citizens are safe, we have teamed up with Safe Kids to offer youth sized helmets at a discounted rate. The discounted helmets will be available during the course to the family members of students attending the course. The course is limited to 50 students and typically fills up fast.
Each student wishing to attend the course should complete a registration form by clicking here.
If you have questions or comments you may contact us via email at OHV@washeriff.net. We look forward to seeing you there. Ride smart!

OHV Class Registration form

Sheriff’s Office hosts 7th Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

On August 6th, 2016, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office hosted our 7th Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. Nearly 40 staff members participated in the tournament, which took place at Dixie High School. The Sheriff’s Office hosts many PT events, and this has certainly become one of our more enjoyable events. It turned out to be a great event, not just for the players, but for everyone who attended! This included a significant number of co-workers, friends and family (especially children) who came out to support our employees.
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