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Rick Scott

100 West Broadway
Suite 3
Montesano, WA  98563

(360) 249-3711
(360) 532-3284
  (360) 249-6070
TIP Line:
  (360) 249-3050

Office Hours:
9:00 am-4:00 pm

David Pimentel

Steve Shumate
Chief Criminal Deputy

Judy Mawhorter
Chief Civil Deputy

Employees of Distinction

Mike Osgood
On 01/13/2014 Deputy Osgood was presented with the Meritorious Service Award from Sheriff Scott and the Board of County Commissioners for his actions taken on 12/26/2013.

Deputy Justin Rivas and Sheriff Rick Scott
Justin Rivas was sworn in on August 6, 2013 as the newest Deputy for the Grays Harbor Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Ray Henderson and Sheriff Rick Scott
Ray Henderson was sworn in on August 1, 2013 as one of the newest Deputies for the Grays Harbor Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Richard Ramirez and Sheriff Rick Scott
On July 22, 2013 Sheriff Scott, along with the Grays Harbor County Commissioner's, presented Deputy Richard Ramirez a Letter of Commendation and Meritorious Service Medal Award for his actions on June 12, 2013.

WASPC Accreditation

The above photo was taken during the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs Conference in Lake Chelan. Pictured in the photo is WASPC President Chief Ed Holmes of the Mercer Island Police Department, Chief Civil Deputy Judy Mawhorter, Sheriff Rick Scott and WASPC Director of Management Services Mike Painter.

The Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office received recognition for successfully completing the WASPC Accreditation review. Accreditation is a voluntary process wherein law enforcement officials review an agency’s policies and procedures to determine if they meet industry standards in all aspects of law enforcement to include health and safety procedures, patrol procedures, accounting procedures, and personnel procedures. There are 136 standards in all and an agency must comply with all of them in order to receive recognition.

Grays Harbor County was originally accredited in 1994 and have continued to participate in this voluntary program. It takes a combined effort from all personnel to make sure our agency stays in compliance with all of the standards and procedures which can be a difficult task during these tough times of reduced staff and budget. I am very proud of our personnel for their efforts.

There are currently only seven Sheriff’s Offices in the State of Washington that are accredited with WASPC. The benefits to accreditation are many:

To increase public confidence in the agency
To increase credibility.
To provide a systemized agency self-assessment.
To broaden perspectives.
To intensify administrative and operational effectiveness.
To ensure recruitment, selection, and promotion processes are fair and equitable.
To strengthen understanding of agency policies and procedures by agency personnel
To improve agency morale and pride.
To decrease susceptibility to litigation and costly civil court settlements.
To potentially reduce liability insurance costs.
To provide state and local recognition of professional competence

We will be up for review again in 2016.

Sheriff Rick Scott
Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office

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