Sheriff's Office News
Overcoming Our Fear and Vulnerability 

Last November, I asked you to join me in speaking out against harmful actions or words that promote prejudice. Today, I need you to go above and beyond this pledge to take a firm stance against hate and violence in all forms.

The shock our community experienced at the Hollywood transit center stabbings in Portland last month reminds us of the destructive forces that hate breeds. This tragedy intensified a sense of instability in our community. It increased our fears, exposed vulnerabilities and is made worse by the seemingly endless tragedies around the world. 
My challenge to you in the face of such instability is to improve trusting relationships with your neighbors, and make new connections with people you don't know and who are not like you. Through these bonds, look out for their well-being. Stand with each other to reject hate and violence throughout our community. We are stronger when we work together.

Always remember, if you see something, say something by reporting suspicious activity or a crime via 9-1-1 or non-emergency dispatch at (503) 629-0111. Our deputies are at work around the clock to conserve the peace and help people feel safe throughout our county. Together, we can continue building one of the safest urban counties in Oregon.  

Thank you,

Sheriff Pat Garrett
ESPD Levy Renewal Passes with Strong Voter Support

From everyone at the Sheriff's Office, thank you for voting for the Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District levy last month. Your support allows us to continue our law enforcement services including investigating major crimes, advanced training in crisis intervention and ensuring consistent policing services to support population growth in the District over the next five years.

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Deputies Lend 88-year old Man a Helping Hand

Last month, Deputy Vincent Parisella and Corporal Kip Branch came across an elderly man pushing a lawnmower towards home and stopped to offer him a helping hand. After learning of his plan to push the lawnmower over seven miles to his home, the deputies provided him a ride and even helped take care of the yard work.

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Hillsboro PD Earns "Top Dog" Honor at K9 Trials

Thank you to everyone for another successful K-9 Trials. Congrats to Hillsboro Police Department for taking home the Top Dog honor. Our Washington County Sheriff's Office K-9s Tux and Chase finished in the top three. Great job everyone and thank you for a great event and fun competition.

Deputy Hit By Drunk Drivers Twice in Three Months

June 11 -- An impaired driver crashed into the back of a deputy's patrol car on Highway 26, causing a chain reaction crash that left four vehicles - including two patrol cars - damaged. At the time, deputies were conducting a field sobriety test on another suspected impaired driver. Fortunately, no one was injured. 

This was the second time that Deputy David Huey was involved in an accident involving impaired drivers. Huey recently received a concussion and missed two months of work after his patrol car was rear-ended on St. Patrick's Day.

Learn more from the Media Release and KOIN 6 News.
Naked burglar arrested with help from the community

June 6 -- An Aloha man was arrested after stealing a purse and wallet from the Black Rock Coffee Bar in Aloha. Customers followed the suspect and provided updates to responding deputies. One customer confronted the suspect, recovered the stolen items and a took a picture as he pedaled away. Deputies later found and arrested the subject, now naked for reasons unknown.

Learn more from the Media Release.

Deputies Target Problem Houses in Cornelius 

June 16 -- Deputies serving the City of Cornelius, along with investigators from the Westside Interagency Narcotics Team, Washington County Interagency Gang Team, Criminal Apprehension Team, and officers from the Hillsboro Police, arrested five people on various charges after concentrating their enforcement efforts on certain houses that generate a large number of calls for service. Drugs, guns, and cash were also seized during the mission.

Learn more from the Media Release.
While You Were Sleeping

A glimpse into two hours patrolling during Graveyard Shift on Saturday, June 3.

Marine Patrol Unit

Warm weather means more time in the water. Our Marine Patrol Unit is dedicated to keep Washington County waterways safe and enjoyable for the community through education, environmental stewardship and proactive enforcement.

Beer, Boats, Buoys and BUIIs: Tips for Water Safety

This summer, remember that many of the same rules on the road apply to the water. Buoys are like traffic signals on the water. They mark the waterways and indicate navigation required to travel the lake safely. As you approach the white with orange cylinder buoys, please adjust your speed or direction accordingly. 

Did you also know that you can be arrested Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicants (BUII)? Operating a boat while impaired is a serious safety concern with serious consequences. While it is permissible to consume alcohol on a boat, the operator of the boat must still maintain sobriety.

Does your life jacket fit correctly? Have any other boating or water safety questions? Flag down a member of our Marine Patrol out on Hagg Lake or visit
Keep Kids and K9s Cool in the Car This Summer

It can take just a few short minutes for the inside of a car to reach fatal temperatures. Just last year, 39 children died in the U.S. as a result of being stranded inside a car. As the weather heats up, do not leave your children or pets in the car, even if it "just for a few minutes," or even if it "doesn't feel that hot outside."

Don't Be One of the One Thousand Impaired Drivers We Arrest Annually

Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) enforcement is a priority for the Sheriff's Office. Our deputies arrest an average of 1,000 impaired drivers each year. Please designate a driver when consuming substances that could impair your ability to drive. Other alternative forms of transportation, such as taxis or app-based Uber or Lyft, are readily available in the metro area.

This Month's "Most Wanted"

The following people are wanted for committing crimes.  Do not approach them.  If you see them or have information to share with law enforcement, please call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 629-0111.


Bethany Car Seat Clinic
June 24, 10:00am
Let our certified car seat technicians make sure your child's car seat is properly installed at this free clinic at Bethany Village. Bring your car seat instructions and vehicle owner's manual.

Washington County Fair
July 27-30
Don't miss out on four days of "Big Fair Fun" at the Fair Complex in Hillsboro. Be sure to visit our tent and say hi to our deputies and staff from the Sheriff's Office.

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National Night Out
August 1

Enhance the relationship between neighbors & law enforcement while bringing back a sense of community. Register your block party, BBQ or any NNO festivity to request a Sheriff's Office representative attend your event.

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