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The Washington County Sheriff's Office is a constitutional office directed by the Sheriff, who is elected at-large for a four-year term.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is responsible for the enforcement of all laws enacted by state and local governments, and for the investigation of felonies and misdemeanors committed in Washington County. This Office is responsible for the security of the Washington County Courthouse, the judges, court personnel and individuals who visit the courthouse. The Civil Process Division serves all civil and criminal papers on individuals who reside in Washington County. The Communications Section dispatches calls to all police, fire and rescue personnel within Washington County and the Towns of Abingdon, Damascus and Glade Spring. The Division of Animal Control oversees the enforcement of County ordinances and state laws pertaining to the control of domesticated animals and the operation of the C. C. Porter Animal Shelter.  The Division of Litter Control handles litter complaints and operates the Assign a Highway Program.

Please see link to the left of the page for access to Frequently Asked Questions about the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Please refer to the following telephone numbers when calling our office:

Administration: 276-676-6000
Investigations: 276-676-6021
Civil Process: 276-676-6010
Central Dispatch: 276-676-6277
Washington County area: 276-676-6277
Bristol Line: 276-669-7134
Toll-Free: 1-888-461-0414



Contact Information

Sheriff of Washington County
Hon. Fred P. Newman

Office of Sheriff
20281 Rustic Lane
Abingdon VA, 24210

(276) 676-6000

(276) 676-6248

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Office Hours
24 hours every day (Administrative hours: weekdays, 8:30am - 5:00pm)

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