Washington County Sheriff's Department                                               Sheriff Donnie Smith
      Emergency 911    Non Emergency 207-255-4422 or 255-3128   
     83 Court St. Machias, ME  04654
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Washington County Sheriff's Office

Washington County Sheriff's Office

Capt. Rich Rolfe
GingerK-9 Ginger
(honorary member)

     The Washington County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for patrol and correction positions.   Please call 255-4422 for an application.

    Welcome to the Sheriff's Office of Washington County, Maine. The headquarters of the Sheriff's Office is in Machias, the county seat. Eight deputies in the patrol division protect and serve the residents of the county, while the jail is served by 24 staff members. The Sheriff's Office works cooperatively with the Maine State Police and city police departments throughout the county, as well as the Maine Forest Service, Maine Warden Service, Department of Marine Resources and Department of Homeland Security. 

    Our mission is to make Washington County a safe and hospitable place to live, work, and raise a family, serving all without fear or favor. The members of the Sheriff's Office hold themselves to the highest standard, providing our citizens the most professional, most ethical, and best-trained department in the State of Maine. To make certain the Sheriff's Office serves all the residents of Washington County fairly and properly, I have established a community review committee/board of visitors and tasked them with assessing the performance of the agency and making suggestions for improvements and enhancements to fulfill our mission.

    Beyond the requirements of enforcement of the law, the Sheriff's Office tries, through education and advocacy, to help prevent crime and enhance the communities in which we serve. We have made it a priority to provide drug education in schools countywide, utilizing law enforcement officers. This not only provides information, but helps to establish a connection and regular contact between law enforcement and students and faculty. We also make ourselves available to meet with and speak before any group or organization, covering areas as diverse as home safety and burglary prevention to aiding elderly and vulnerable citizens better able to protect themselves from scams and those who would prey on them. 
     Being a large and rural county, on the border with Canada, the Sheriff's Office requires certain specialized units. We have a K-9 team, headed up by Sgt. Richard Rolfe and his K-9 partner Stryker-- certified  narcotic detection. Sheriff Donnie Smith and K9 Ginger certified in evidence and article recovery. The K-9 teams are trained and certified in missions as varied as search and rescue and drug interdiction. Lt Travis Willey works with the Sex Offender Registry, ensuring compliance with registration and reporting requirements for local offenders, and also heads up our investigation unit. 

     Cpl. Greg Sawyer is assigned to the Maine Drug Enforcement.

Sheriff Donnie Smith

Washington County Board of Visitors
Dale McGee -- Chair, Dennis Higgins, Will Tuell, Scott Jones, Ann O’Brien, Dale McGee, Liz Mercer &  Carletta M. Bassano, District Attorney       


Sheriff's Roster
Sheriff Donnie Smith
Chief Deputy
    Chris Donahue

Paula Johnson-Rolfe
    Office Manager

Capt. Rich Rolfe
    Jail Administrator

Patrol Division

Lt. Travis Willey
Lt. Timothy Tabbutt

Sgt. Brandon Parker
Sgt. Ralph Pineo

Deputy Greg Sawyer
Deputy Tim Carter
Dep. Blian Silk

Civil Division
Paul Comeau
John Birmingham
Luther Choate

Correction Division

Lt. Keith Albee
Lt. Mary Zidalis
Sgt. Mike Anderson
Sgt. April Fuller
Sgt.Tom Spencer
Sgt. Joel Holmes
Cpl. Eileen Mills
Cpl. Neal Sawick

Cpl. Philip Ray
CO. Les Look
CO. Ricky Holmes
CO Chris Simpson
CO Lee Bourget
CO Mary Huntley
CO Albert Alley
CO Ben Fritz
CO Joshua Murray

CO Lee Bourget
CO Martha Getchell

CO Jeremy Alley
CO Damon Dore
CO Garet McLean
CO Allen Rolfe
Washington County Sheriff's Office            Sheriff Donnie Smith
   Emergency 911    Non Emergency 207-255-4422 or 255-3128   
  83 Court St. Machias, ME  04654