The Washington County Sheriff s Office is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The department provides law enforcement and crime prevention services. It intervenes in cases of theft, burglary, robbery, fraud, sexual assault and narcotics trafficking. It operates administration, chaplain, K-9, marine patrol, and community and support services divisions. The Washington County Sheriff s Office s criminal investigation division conducts investigations, gathers evidence, arrests offenders, and interviews suspects, victims and witnesses. The department also operates a detention center. Its records division processes and manages criminal records, clearance reports, and search and arrest warrants. In addition, it conducts driving classes and offers the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. The department organizes several safety-related training sessions for the general public. Founded in 1778, the Washington County Sheriff s Office is headquartered in Johnson City, Tenn.