Washington County Sheriff's Office

Mission Statement

The mission of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is to work in partnership with the community to provide quality public safety services in a reasonable manner through innovation, leadership, and the cooperation of dedicated people.

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Winter is a big deal in Minnesota, and even when it's really cold and snowy, it doesn't stop us from doing things. To have a safe and fun winter, it's important to know about the possible dangers of winter weather and how to stay safe. This week, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) are hosting Winter Weather Awareness Week to help everyone in Minnesota stay safe during winter.

Winter Hazard Awareness Week

Winter weather messaging include the following:

  • 📈 OUTLOOK: Winter storm conditions are possible in the next 2-5 days. Stay tuned to local media for updates.
  • 👀 WATCH: Winter storm conditions are possible within the next 36-48 hours. Prepare now!
  • 🚨 WARNING: Life-threatening severe winter conditions have begun or will begin within 24 hours. Act now.
  • ⚠️ ADVISORY: Winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. If you are cautious, these situations should not be life threatening.
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Use the online system to request records

The Sheriff's Office Records Unit recently announced the launch of a one-stop shop online for all record requests. Residents, media, lawyers, etc., can now request reports, records and digital media online

Note: Agreeing the online system may result in a convenience fee charged by the software company. If you choose not to use the online system, you may submit your request in person at the Sheriff's Office.