The Search & Rescue (SAR) Team has 50-60 Cadets, ranging in ages from 14-21, and 14 Washington County Sheriff's Office Deputies. The SAR team responds to local and state-wide Searches, Rescues, and Evidence-Searches.
The current 25-year-old 15-passenger Van needs replacing. The Sheriff’s Foundation of Washington County is raising $70,000 for this urgent need.
The Sheriff’s Office Foundation supports public safety throughout Washington County and the Sheriff’s Office. Our mission is to provide funding for programs and/or services, which are not part of the regular budget.
The Sheriff’s Office Foundation is the only organization authorized to raise funds on behalf of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
"I am extremely grateful for the resources that the Washington County Sheriff's Office Foundation provides to ensure deputies are best able to keep community members and themselves safe. The Foundation funds programs that are unable to be supported through normal and limited funding mechanisms. Without the support and generosity of Foundation volunteers and donors, a handful of integral programs may not even exist.
The Foundation funded protective vests for our wonderful canines, educating area youth to the dangers of distracted and impaired driving through our Stop Kids Impaired Driving (SKID) program, and helps elderly victims bring their meaningful voice to the courts – and that’s not all! The Foundation supports the Sheriff's Office mission to "Conserve the Peace Through Values Driven Service" in direct and very meaningful ways, and I thank them for it."
– Sheriff Caprice Massey