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Sheriff Helder's VISION: 

To be model leaders in Law Enforcement.  To be known as men and women who serve others above self with integrity and without compromise.  To be premier examples of professionalism and display vigilance in safeguarding our community.


Do the Right Thing, Treat People Fairly, Bring a Good Attitude to Work

 Sheriff Helder


Welcome to the Washington County Sheriff's Office website.  I hope you will find the contents informative and useful.

The Sheriff's Office has over 300 employees who are committed to bringing a great attitude to work, treating people fairly and doing the the right thing....always.

I encourage you to thoroughly examine our site in order to discover the variety of services the Washington County Sheriff's Office is providing to our citizens.

I am truly honored to serve as your Sheriff and if there is anything we can do for you, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Sheriff Tim Helder              


The Washington County Sheriff's Office Creed, MIssion Statement and Guiding Principles were written by a committee of more than 40 agency employees and members of the local community.  The employees have chosen the following words to be our guiding compass as we perform our duties for the great community we serve.


I Pledge before God and my Community to faithfully perform my duties with Integrity, Professionalism, Respect and Fairness.  I will bring a good attitude to work and take responsibility for ALL my actions.  I will have the courage to do the right thing for the right reasons without exception.


We, the men and women of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the community, are dedicated to improving the quality of life by providing the highest level of service through education and open communication.  we maintain order, protect life and property, and reduce the fear of crime.  We provide quality court services and a safe, humane and secure detention center by upholding the Constitution of the United States and the State of Arkansas.  We are guided by the principles of Integrity, Professionalism, Fairness and Respect.


Integrity is the cornerstone of our moral character.  As role models we will be courageous in holding ourselves accountable to the highest ethical standards to ensure the trust of those we serve.

Professionalism is the standard by which we perform all our duties.  We provide quality service to the community by being self-disciplined, well trained and knowledgeable.  We demonstrate competence through proper conduct, attitude and appearance.

Respect is our pledge to treat everyone with dignity, understanding and compassion.  We recognize and value the diversity of our community.

Fairness is the path we follow by conducting ourselves in a consistent and impartial manner in service to ALL. 


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