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Serving since 1777

Washington County Sheriff's Office

Jonesborough, Tennessee


Keith Sexton, Sheriff

About WCSO

Washington County is located in upper-east Tennessee in what is known as the Appalachian Highlands region of the state. Our jurisdiction covers an area of approximately 330 square miles which includes the unincorporated communities of Gray, Telford, Fall Branch, Limestone, Watauga, and Chuckey. Washington County has two incorporated municipalities, Jonesborough and Johnson City. For more information about Washington County, click here.

Our agency is organized into the following divisions:
-Administration
-Corrections
-Patrol
-Criminal Investigations
-Support Services
-Community Relations

WCSO also maintains a Drug Investigation Unit, SWAT Team, K9 Program, Reserve Unit, Honor Guard, and CRASH Team.

Information and Services


The mission of the Washington County Sheriff's Office is to preserve the peace, protect life and property, prevent crime, apprehend criminals, recover lost and stolen property, and enforce laws fairly and impartially.

-General Order 12.2.1(a)



Sheriff's Office

112 West Jackson Blvd. Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659
423-788-1414

Detention Center

114 West Jackson Blvd. Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659
423-753-1701