The WCSO is organized with the following structure:
- Corrections Division
- Booking Branch
- Housing Branch
- Patrol Division
- Emergency Services Branch
- Investigations Branch
- Patrol Branch
- Support Services Division
- Administrative Branch
- Administrative Unit
- Computer Systems Unit
- Food Services Unit
- Office Unit
- Medical Branch
- Medical Unit
- Mental Health Unit
- Support Branch
- Community Release Unit
- Courts Unit
- Transport Unit
- Administrative Branch
WCSO Mission Statement
To provide the highest quality law enforcement services to the citizens of Washington County. We respect the diversity of our citizens by serving all people fairly and equally.
The Corrections Division is responsible for functions related to the operation of Purgatory Correctional Facility. The Corrections Division includes the Corrections Chief Deputy (a.k.a., Jail Commander), corrections lieutenants, corrections sergeants, corrections deputies, and other correctional staff as determined by the Sheriff.
Corrections Division Mission Statement
The Corrections Division is responsible for functions related to the operation of Purgatory Correctional Facility. The Corrections Division includes the Corrections Chief Deputy (a.k.a., Jail Commander), lieutenants, sergeants, deputies, and other staff as determined by the Sheriff.
The Corrections Chief Deputy shall be responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the jail. The Corrections Chief Deputy should ensure the development and update of the facility’s written goals, mission, and operational philosophy.
The Patrol Division is responsible for responding to citizen calls for assistance, patrolling Washington County, investigating traffic accidents, taking initial reports, criminal investigations, enforcing criminal and traffic laws, and other law enforcement functions. The Patrol Division includes the Patrol Chief Deputy, lieutenants, sergeants, deputies, and other staff, as determined by the Sheriff.
Patrol Division Mission Statement
To respect our community’s diversity by serving all people fairly and equitably as we relentlessly pursue those who commit crimes against the members of our community.
Support Services Division
The Support Services Division manages a wide range of responsibilities including budgeting, computer systems, court services, evidence, inmate services (e.g., medical care, mental health care, food services, education, recreation, and work programs), office management, scheduling, training, and transportation. The Support Services Division includes the Support Services Chief Deputy, lieutenants, sergeants, deputies, and other staff, as determined by the Sheriff.
Support Services Division Mission Statement
To promote efficiency and effectiveness of the WCSO through organization, productivity, and accountability.