The Washington County Sheriff's Office preserves peace and reduces crime through the enforcement of local, state and federal laws and ordinances. It maintains special operations, school resource, communication, records, patrol and K-9 divisions. The sheriff's office operates an investigation team that handles issues of major crimes. The Washington County Sheriff's Office s civil division serves judicial processes and enforces judgments and orders from circuit and county courts, as well as the board of county commissioners. In addition, the office has a communication division that answers several emergency and nonemergency calls. The Washington County Sheriff's Office employs a drug task force that targets high-volume drug dealers and convicts them accordingly. It conducts neighborhood crime watch and business crime prevention programs. It also supports Communities against Senior Exploitations (CASE) and Crime Stoppers programs. The Washington County Sheriff's Office is located in Chipley, Fla.