Sheriff Patrick GarrettWashington County Sheriff's Office
215 SW Adams Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97123-3874
About Sheriff Garrett
Sheriff Pat Garrett became the 32nd Sheriff of Washington County on November 30, 2011. His career with Washington County began 24 years earlier when he was hired as a Patrol Recruit Deputy in 1988. He has promoted through every rank in the Patrol Division, served on the Tactical Negotiations Team (SWAT), and as interim Jail Commander. He most recently held the rank of Undersheriff, which is second in command of the office.
Sheriffs are elected officials who are accountable directly to the citizens. This means our citizens can count on Washington County’s culture of Conserving the Peace with integrity and professionalism. It also means we have a close partnership with the people and businesses we serve; this enables more effective solutions to community and legislative challenges involving public safety.
To learn more about the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, any person may subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter called Sheriff’s Office News. Sheriff’s Office News is a light and entertaining way to learn about local cases, community issues, and innovative programs. It is also a quick way to gain an understanding of current public safety, justice, and legislative challenges that affect Sheriff’s Offices across the state.
Washington County citizens enjoy a low crime rate, efficient use of jail space, and good stewardship of taxpayer dollars. Sheriff Garrett will continue to hold the office directly accountable to citizens. To learn more about Sheriff Garrett’s priorities for the office, please visit www.co.washington.or.us/sheriff.
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OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Winter, 2016 – Increasing Trust by Building Bridges of Understanding in our Communities: The Sheriff’s Office is a proud founding partner of a progressive and inclusive steering committee comprised of leaders from various law enforcement agencies, civil society, and faith-based organizations.
The initial concept evolved from a small group of individuals meeting to discuss common challenges and goals to a fully functional steering committee.
Building Bridges of Understanding in our Communities led by the Muslim Education Trust and in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Urban League of Portland, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, Tigard Police Department, Washington County District Attorneys’ Office, Vision Action Network, Portland Police Bureau and the New Portlander Policy Commission, joined last month at the Muslim Educational Trust for a first of its kind Building Bridges of Understanding in our Communities Summit.
The event is a promising step toward encouraging respectful, meaningful, and authentic sharing of unique perspectives. The Sheriff’s Office welcomed the opportunity to join together with a common goal of strengthening existing relationships and reaffirming our commitment to our diverse community partners.
We are happy to report the event was a great success with about 200 people attending the event. Following a keynote address by Dr. Shariff Abdullah about inclusivity and transformation, small group discussions took place. Each table was carefully arranged to assure no more than two public safety representatives were seated together. This intentional setup allowed for conversations around barriers to trust from the perspective of the civil society organizations and public safety. Discussions progressed to steps everyone can take to remove barriers, followed by an insightful youth panel. Multiple new connections were made between public safety leaders and community organizations and have led to additional, encouraging work and the planning for a future summit in March of 2017.
We are optimistic that the summit will continue to foster mutual understanding between leaders of public safety and diverse civil society organizations and help to realize a shared vision of a strong, safe and compassionate community.
CHL Unit Adds Appointment Scheduling Option: The Concealed Handgun License (CHL) Unit recognizes that hectic, busy lives can make scheduling appointments difficult. Now the CHL Unit offers an online calendaring option.
The updated CHL webpage http://www. co.washington.or.us/Sheriff/OtherServices/ concealed-handguns.cfm now allows the applicant to access the calendaring system directly through the Online Scheduling Calendar. This easy-to-use system will allow you to pick your appointment date and time. Rescheduling options are available should the need arise to cancel an existing appointment.
The updated web page also offers downloadable application forms for all types of CHL transactions. The CHL Unit staff is also available to assist with your scheduling needs at 503-846-2761.