Welcome to Washington County Sheriff's Office

If you are having an emergency

If you are having an emergency 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.

  1. Service Areas
  2. About us
  3. Organizational Structure
  4. Employment
  5. Our history


The Washington County Sheriff's Office, is located in the Law Enforcement Center, 15015 62nd Street North, Stillwater,MN (adjacent to the county government center and courthouse). The Sheriff's Office also operates several remote "substations" around the county for use by patrol deputies and investigators in order to complete reports in a timely fashion without having to leave their contract area or patrol grid. Substation offices are not generally staffed on a regular basis and are not publicly accessible.

Service Areas

The sheriff's office provides full law enforcement 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, St Croix Beach, and Newport.

The cities that maintain their own police services are Cottage Grove, Bayport, Forest Lake, 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.