Budget Hearing Testimony

Red Wortham Commits to Efficient Management

The County Sheriff provides several services to the public throughout Washington County, to include multi-agency teams, investigations, patrols of urban unincorporated and rural areas, the county jail, civil process, evidence processing, concealed handgun licensing, alarm permitting, and more. I am running to become your next sheriff because the management of… Read More

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Your Sheriff’s Office Patrol, Investigations, and Decision Makers are 89% White & 94% Male

Washington County Sheriff’s Office employs more than 430 uniformed deputies. These deputies serve the public in our county providing law enforcement in rural and urban unincorporated neighborhoods. They also provide civil service and staff a 572 bed jail to house offenders from the entire county. These deputies are responsible for… Read More

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

Garbage In Garbage Out: Collecting Data on Race

It is insufficient for our government leaders to only proclaim a commitment and active practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the public offices of Washington County. The policy decisions of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office have a huge impact on safety, security, and livability for every person in our… Read More

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Homelessness and Your Sheriff’s Office

Washington County is exploding in population. We have all seen whole new neighborhoods popping up around us in recent years. The 2015 census data on population growth rated our county as the 3rd fastest growing county in the state. With our estimated population over 600,000, it is critical that our… Read More

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My Priorities

Select Priority Topics below to learn more about what Red Wortham stands for and commits to as your next sheriff. “When you expand your ability to see, you understand that there are a lot of false choices being offered.” ~ Kamala Harris