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    Sheriff Mark Crider                                                                             Undersheriff Joe Klundt

    Operations Division
    Richard Schram, Chief Criminal Deputy

    Administrative Services Division
    Janey Gutierrez, Chief Civil Deputy
Office Hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office
240 West Alder Street, First Floor
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Emergency - 911
Office - (509) 524-5400
Fax - (509) 524-5480
Dispatch - (509) 527-3265

The Vision of the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office is to be amongst the finest law enforcement agencies in the State of Washington; one which consistently delivers the highest quality public service in an effort to make Walla Walla the safest county in the nation.

The Mission of the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office is to safeguard the lives, property, and rights of the people we serve; reduce the incidence and fear of crime; and to enhance public safety while working with our community to improve their quality of life.

Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain the confidence of the public we serve.

Core Values
The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office recognize the seven pointed star badge of our office which we are privileged to wear as a symbol of public trust. With the heptagram being an ancient traditional symbol for warding off evil, each point of our badge represents one of our seven Core Values:

Our daily actions shall embody our Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Code of Ethics.
We shall always do what is legally and morally right. We are honest and truthful in our words, and our actions shall match our words. Our integrity will build trust and confidence. Integrity is our moral defense against corruption.
We bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, the State of Washington, and the County of Walla Walla. We are loyal and faithful to our fellow law enforcement officers and the citizens we serve
We shall have the personal courage to stand up for what is right. We will remain courageous and calm in the face of danger
We are committed to our profession, the vision and mission of the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office, and an accountable partnership with our community.
We will fulfill our obligations with selfless service and reverence for the law.
We will be courteous, just, and impartial in all of our interactions. We respect law and order and the individual. We will apply our knowledge and experience for the best advantage of all concerned. We will treat everyone with dignity and our decisions shall be made without personal favor.


Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all persons to liberty, equality and justice.

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my office. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession… law enforcement.


 Click here to view the description of the organization of the Walla Walla Sheriff's Office and its Operations & Procedures per RCW 42.56.040