In the event of an emergency, or any active event that requires a Police, Fire, or Medical assistance response, call 9-1-1 immediately regardless of the incident location. Please be aware that 9-1-1 calls from a cell phone may be initially answered by the State Patrol particularly if you are standing/driving close to an interstate. To inquire about police reports or other administrative functions occurring in the cities of Cottage Grove, Forest Lake, Oakdale, Oak Park Heights, Stillwater, or Woodbury, please contact that agency directly. View contact numbers for these agencies.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office provides police services to all of the cities and townships in the county that do not have their own police department. We also provide police coverage under contract to the cities of Mahtomedi, Dellwood, Willernie, Birchwood, Hugo, Grant, Lake Elmo, Scandia, Afton, St Mary's Point, Lakeland, Lakeland Shores, Landfall, and St Croix Beach.
The cities that maintain their own police services are Cottage Grove, Bayport, Forest Lake, Newport, Oakdale, Oak Park Heights, St. Paul Park, Stillwater and Woodbury. These agencies should be contacted directly to inquire about case reports or for general city police information. View contact numbers for these agencies.
News and Alerts
Within the last month there have been several bear sightings in Washington County. Bears have been sighted in Afton, Woodbury and Scandia.
Bears are attracted to homes and cabins by garbage and bird feeders. Pet food, charcoal grills, fruit trees and gardens may also attract bears. Once a bear finds food around your home it will likely return.
Never feed bears--They will associate people with food and may become a problem.
To minimize bear problems on your property:
DNR website on Bears
Key Holder Update
To Washington County Business Owners:
As a member of the Washington County business community, your business name, address and phone number, along with a current list of key holders, is maintained by local law enforcement and other emergency personnel.
We periodically update the key holder roster to make sure we have up-to-date information, including alarm system information, in case of an emergency. Please update your status by following the link to our crime prevention page. Please fill out the form with the required information and return it to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office as soon as possible.
William M. HuttonCounty SheriffEmail15015 62nd St. N. Stillwater, MN 55082 Phone Numbers:Business HoursPh: 651-430-7600 After Hours and Weekends:651-439-9381Emergency: 9-1-1Business HoursMonday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.