Sheriff Ends Washington County's Participation in 287(g) Program

Apr 17, 2020

This week, Washington County Sheriff Tim Helder announced he plans to end the sheriff's office's participation in the federal 287(g) program, which creates partnerships between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and local law enforcement agencies. Helder says he believes the program has been effective in the area, but because of the coronavirus outbreak his employees' time and energy need to be directed elsewhere.