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Honorable Blake Andis

P: (276) 676-6000
F: (276) 676-6248

Office of the Sheriff

Message From the Sheriff

Office Location:

Public Safety Building
20281 Rustic Lane
Abingdon VA, 24210
Office Hours 24/7
Administrative Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm

Office Contact Numbers:

Administration: 276-676-6000
Investigations: 276-676-6021
Civil Process: 276-676-6010
Central Dispatch: 276-676-6000
Washington County area: 276-676-6277
Bristol Line: 276-669-7134
Toll-Free: 1-888-461-0414


The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is a constitutional office directed by the Sheriff, who is elected at-large for a four-year term.  The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the enforcement of all laws enacted by state and local governments, and for the investigation of felonies and misdemeanors committed in Washington County. This Office is responsible for the security of the Washington County Courthouse, the judges, court personnel and individuals who visit the courthouse.

The Civil Process Division serves all civil and criminal papers on individuals who reside in Washington County.

The Communications Section dispatches calls to all police, fire and rescue personnel within Washington County and the Towns of Abingdon, Damascus and Glade Spring.

The Division of Animal Control oversees the enforcement of County ordinances and state laws pertaining to the control of domesticated animals and the operation of the C. C. Porter Animal Shelter.

The Division of Litter Control handles litter complaints and operates the Assign a Highway Program.


Frequently Asked Questions

You must be a resident of Washington County, and an application must be filed in the Washington County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office will conduct a background investigation on each applicant. You must also provide written documentation that you have been trained in the handling of handguns.

Call the Sheriff’s Office at 276-676-6000 and give detailed information concerning the section of road you are requesting radar or traffic enforcement.

You can come to the Washington County Public Safety Building at 20281 Rustic Lane, Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:45pm. You must bring a photo ID. There is a $10 charge for fingerprinting. We accept cash only.

Call 276-676-6000 between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm and ask to speak to the Offense Report File Clerk. She will send a copy of the report either to you or your insurance company.

Call the Sheriff’s Office at (276) 676-6000 or come by the Sheriff’s Office and obtain a ‘Report of Complaint Against Police Personnel’, fill it out and return it to any member of the Sheriff’s Office; OR write your complaint and mail it to the Sheriff.