COVID-19 Washington County Community Crowdsourcing

Working together to be united, informed, and resourceful. A community crowdsourcing page to help every day people find information and resources to better deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. New resources added daily. Help provide resources or make requests via redwortham@redworthamforsheriff.com 211: Visit website, call 211 or 1 (866) 698-6155, or… Read More

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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Red Wortham with Street Roots Vendor

A Promise to the People

I am running for the office of Washington County Sheriff in the May 19, 2020 election. This is the first time in far too long you have had a choice on the ballot for county sheriff. Historically, your sheriffs have used a tactic of quietly passing the office to a… Read More

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Racial Profiling

Is Washington County Biased?

Mixed results show Washington County Deputies may have bias with Hispanic persons In 2017, Oregon passed a law requiring all law enforcement agencies to collect and provide data about the people they stop. These stops are limited to those where an officer makes the decision to stop. In other words,… 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