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Supervisors Grant Jurisdiction to Conservation Rangers

Posted: Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 6:25 am

Washington County Conservation Rangers now have extra authority in the county.

At the Tuesday meeting of the Washington County Board of Supervisors, a 28E Agreement between the Washington County Conservation Board and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department was approved. Prior to the agreement, park rangers only had authority as peace officers on land controlled by the conservation board. This change allows the rangers to operate as peace officers throughout the county. Washington County Sheriff Jared Schneider added his comments during discussion at Tuesday’s Supervisor meeting. “We’ve always had a good working relationship, this clears some of that up. With this agreement they don’t have to question their authority before they act on an issue that might be happening in front of them.”

Washington County’s two park rangers are Zach Rozmus and Jayse Horning.