“Click It or Ticket”

Area law enforcement will participate in the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” campaign.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Blair Police Department will participate in the traffic safety enforcement project May 20 to June 2.

Both agencies received grants from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.

Read more at the Washington County Pilot-Tribute & Enterprise

Now Accepting Applications for Deputy Sheriff

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Blair, Nebraska is accepting applications for the position of full-time Deputy Sheriff. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, have a valid driver’s license, and be of good moral character with no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions. Applicants must be willing to work a rotating 12 hour schedule including weekends and holidays, and reside in Washington County within one year of appointment. Law enforcement certification is preferred, but not mandatory. If not certified, applicants must meet the requirements for admission to the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center. All applicants must pass an extensive background check. After the background check, applicants will be provided date of the physical assessment and written test.

Benefit package includes health insurance, vacation, sick leave, retirement, take-home patrol vehicle, uniform allowance, and equipment.

Washington County will pay a one-time bonus of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the applicant hired by the County who is already a full-time Nebraska Certified Law Enforcement Officer, or who is certified through another state and able to meet the Nebraska reciprocity requirements. The bonus will be paid as follows: $2500 upon hiring and then $2500 after six months.

Washington County is an equal opportunity employer. Applications may be obtained in person or by visiting our website: washcountysheriff.org

Contact Person: Captain Shawn Thallas (402) 426-6981.

Contact Email: capt.thallas@washcosheriff.org

Salary: Competitive Wage

Opening Date: 9/10/2018

Closing Date: 10/5/2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Contact Address: 

1535 Colfax Street

Blair, NE 68008

Citizens Advisory Committee Provides Jail Recommendations

Unanimous Recommendation for New Jail Given by Committee

JUNE 28, 2016 — A 16-member Citizens Advisory Committee was charged by the Washington County Board of Supervisors with making a recommendation on a path moving forward in regard to the Washington County Jail. The Committee unanimously recommended that the County Board move forward with building a new “Justice Center” on a green field site with 60 beds, Sheriff’s department facility, court facilities and county attorney facilities.

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