Sheriff’s Office

Washington County Sheriff’s Office
4th floor of the Washington County Courthouse

120 Adams Street
PO Box 969
Plymouth, NC 27962

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

Call 911 for Emergencies
911 is a 24-hour service


Business Office/Non Emergency252-793-2422
Office Fax252-793-3716
Chief Deputy252-793-1106

A Message from the Sheriff

Welcome to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Website. Please take a look at who we are and what we do to protect and serve the citizens of Washington County.

The citizens of the county in which the Sheriff serves elect sheriffs for four-year terms. The Sheriff is considered the chief law enforcement officer of a county. Thanks to the citizens of Washington County, I began serving as Sheriff on December 2, 2014. While I am in office we will do our best to serve our citizens and the community with integrity, respect and honesty. This department is made up of the Sheriff, deputies, detention officers, telecommunication operators, and civilians.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is charged with enforcing the law, investigating crimes and securing the custody and control of arrested persons, serving the court system through the civil and criminal process and courtroom security.

Washington County is 322 square miles and has a population of 13,228 citizens. Washington County Sheriff’s Office has jurisdiction in the towns of Washington County. Plymouth is the county seat of Washington County. Other towns in Washington County include Roper and Creswell.

The men and women of this office will continue to be prepared to meet the needs of the citizens of Washington County.

Johnny Barnes
Sheriff of Washington County, NC

Johnny Barnes
Arlo Norman
Chief Deputy
Michele Simpson
Administrative Assistant
Anna Johnson
E911 Director
Clinta Blount
Chief Jail Administrator

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