Welcome to the website of the Washington County Sheriff in West Bend, Wisconsin. The Sheriff’s Office operates the County Jail, attends to the Circuit Court, operates a 911 Dispatch Center and provides law enforcement programs throughout the county. 

Mission Statement -  We, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, exist to serve all people within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness and sensitivity.  We are committed to the (1) prevention of crime and the protection of life and property; (2) the preservation of peace, order, and safety; the enforcement of laws and ordinances; and (3) the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees.
We are driven by the goals to enhance the quality of life, conduct thorough investigations, seek solutions and foster a sense of security in our community and its individuals.  We shall nurture public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.

COVID-19 Protective Measures within Our Office and Jail - All community programs, presentations, tours, and other public relations events are suspended. If you contact the Sheriff's Office for service, you will be asked a variety of questions relating to your health and others that you have had contact with so that proper precautions can be taken, if needed. In non-emergency situations, you might be contacted by a deputy on the phone about your case rather than a deputy responding in person. The bottom line is personal contact is being discouraged if avoidable, and social distancing techniques implemented. Updated information can be found on the Sheriff's Facebook Page.

The Jail is basically shut down to outside personnel and is only admissible to professionals upon prior approval. Please call with any questions and before coming in.

Change of Address - With the closing of Schmidt Rd, our street has been renamed. The new address for the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Washington County Jail is 500 Rolfs Avenue, West Bend  WI  53090

Jail and Juvenile Inspection Reports -The WI Department of Corrections has completed its annual inspection of the Washington County Jail and Juvenile Detention Facilities. The inspection report found both facilities to be operating within the DOC Administrative Code. While most comments were positive and favorable, the inspector did make suggestions for improvements in some processes. The Jail Administrator is reviewing those items. The Sheriff would like to publicly thank Captain Scott Lehman and the entire Jail staff for their good work. Inspection reports like this are a good measure for the public to see that the resources provided by the County Board are put to good use. It also shows that the Jail staff are committed to their work and operate a professional county jail facility. Thank you.

Sheriff's Blog - Messages from the Office of the Sheriff

Annual Report - 2018 Washington County Sheriff's Office Annual Report

Join Our Team - Video introduction to public safety at the Washington County Sheriff's Office

Drones- Important Information Regarding Drones

What to Expect - The Booking Process, DNA Samples, Huber & Electronic Monitoring

Run. Hide. Fight. ® - Surviving an Active Shooter Event

Gun Ordinances - 2019 Rifle Ordinances

Drug Treatment Information - Information from ELEVATE

Shop With A Cop 2015 - Photo Album

Burn Bans in Our State - State map showing daily burn bans


Sheriff's Message

The men and women of the Washington County Sheriff's Office are dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for all people through partnerships that build trust, reduce crime, and enhance the quality of life in our community. We are committed to these principles and I am incredibly proud to represent these hard working men and women. Their professionalism, dedication and attention to duty are without measure.

Part of this mission includes effective communication with the public we serve. The Washington County Sheriff website is just one of the public platforms we provide to enhance our transparent services to our citizens. This website is intended to improve public access to department resources, and inform the public on department operations.

Please feel free to reach out to our agency if you have comments or concerns. We want to make every effort to provide the best law enforcement services possible to our citizens.

Sheriff Martin R. Schulteis

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Information about crime, fraud and safety tips for the home, trips and personal life. Weather conditions, seasonal safety and Sheriff staff duties are just a few items covered.  Read More . . .


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We participate in our community through presentations, programs and staff volunteers. See what we offer and how our employees spend their spare time.

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The Washington County Sheriff's Office works with a local community to provide an economical and efficient solution to their law enforcement needs through contracting.
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If you are attending court in the Justice Center,deputies provide you with a safe environment in which to do business.

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Documents, Charts and Maps to the Washington County Sheriff's Office are located here. We will continue to publish documents that describe our office and what we do. Read More . . .

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These articles contain important information and tips to keep your home save from break-ins and theft. Home Safety Articles.

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We provide links to resources both nationally and within Washington County. This area also gives employment information and staff descriptions.
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Stay up to date with links directly to WI weather conditions and road construction. Know when to avoid or prepare for road conditions and closings.
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