Sheriff Bill Elfo


On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, welcome!

Our website will help introduce you to who we are and what we do. Founded in 1854, your Sheriff's Office is one of Washington's oldest and most respected sheriff offices.  Responsible for law enforcement, corrections and emergency management, we serve a growing community of over 210,000 residents and are responsible for an area of over 2500 square mile along our international border with Canada.

Excellence in Public Safety

With a vision of making Whatcom County the safest in the state through excellence in public safety, your Sheriff’s Office serves all the people who visit and reside in our community.  The Office of Sheriff in Whatcom County is a non-partisan position and is elected by the people.

The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office is challenged with an increasing demand for services at a time when economic circumstances have resulted in resource reductions.  Your Sheriff's Office has established a long history of working in partnership with the community and other agencies to remain effective and resolve problems in an efficient and cost effective manner.  We will continue those partnerships as we move forward to focus on our core mission of protecting our community by continuing to provide professional services with unquestionable integrity.

Bill Elfo
For Sheriff Elfo's biography, click here.