Vision, Mission and Values


The Office of Sheriff: Dedicated to making Whatcom County the safest in the State through excellence in public safety.


We will provide the highest quality Law Enforcement, Corrections, Emergency Management and Support services by:
  • Protecting the lives, property, and rights of all Whatcom County residents and visitors through proactive, professional and compassionate actions by all members in partnership with the community;
  • Upholding the highest standards of performance, behavior and ethics through our conduct, appearance, demeanor and decision-making;
  • Preserving, honoring and defending the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Washington.



We are committed to delivering an extraordinary level of service by performing to the best of our abilities and seeking solutions that are practical, innovative, timely and effective.


We will maintain credibility with each other and our constituents through honesty, consistency, loyalty and accountability.


We believe success is achieved by working together and in partnership with our community with openness, humility, resolve and respect.