Jail Job Shadow and Tours
UPDATED MARCH 12, 2020
Due to the current recommendations from the Oregon Health Authority and the Washington County Health and Human Services, along with considerations for the safety of our deputies, we are temporarily suspending ride alongs to anyone not currently in our hiring process. We will continue to evaluate when ride alongs can resume again, check back for updates.
Jail Tours (Age 14 and Up)
The Washington County Jail is an amazing place (to visit) and small community groups are invited to prearrange formal tours that normally take an hour.
The tour allows views of lodged inmates from behind locked doors, or from the perspective of a person visiting an inmate. Juveniles may view the pods from public visiting areas and the main hallway of the jail outside the entrance to the secure perimeter.
Participants must sign a Tour Agreement; a juvenile's parent or guardian must sign for them. We would greatly appreciate receiving all signed waivers at least 48 hours in advance.
The purpose of having youth tour the jail is for consideration of a possible career path or interest in the criminal justice system. The tours are not intended for rehabilitative or "scared straight" purposes.
To request a jail tour, please call (503) 846-6346.