Safe and Secure in Washington County

Simply put, Washington County is a safe place to live, work and enjoy the pursuits that individuals and families desire. Residents, businesses and public organizations care about each other and put that feeling into action through dedicated resources and programs at the county, city and community level.
Washington County ranked in the top 25 counties in the 2022 U.S. News and World Report Healthiest Communities, with public safety a leading contributor. The county’s violent crime rate of 94.1 per 100,000 people was far below the national median of 204.5, while the vehicle crash fatality rate of 3.9 was far below the U.S. median rate of 17.5