William M. Hutton, County
Washington County Law Enforcement Center
The current Law Enforcement Center was built next door to the County Government Center and courthouse in Stillwater and opened in June 1993 as the primary base of operations for the Sheriff's Office and to house the Sheriff's offices, records, dispatch center, and county jail. The Sheriff's Office also operates several remote "substations" around the county for use by patrol deputies and investigators to complete reports in the community without having to drive back to the Law Enforcement Center in Stillwater. Substation offices are not generally staffed on a regular basis and are not publicly accessible.
The Sheriff's Office is divided into five divisions and operates within a
distinct chain-of-command. The Administrative division is overseen by Sheriff
Bill Hutton and Chief Deputy Mike Johnson. The remaining divisions are each overseen by a Commander who reports directly to the Sheriff and Chief Deputy.
The Division Commanders are:
Records/Communications - Commander Dan Starry
Patrol Division - Commander
Investigative Division - Commander Pat Olson
Jail Division - Commander Chuck Yetter
Special Projects - Commander Cheri
A breakdown of division functions is available on the Sheriff's Office Divisions page.