Sheriff Schultze was elected in 2022.
Pictured left to right: Correctional Officer Taft, Det. Sgt. Meyer, Blaire Harre, Little Miss Collins Harre, Miss Okawville Hanna Niedbalski, and Dpt. Cartright.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
For Immediate Release
January 16, 2024
ILLINOIS SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS
The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding over $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2024-2025 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books, and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois, full-time. Online learning is acceptable.
Sheriff Ross Schultze , Washington County, will be awarding one scholarship in the amount of $500.00.
There will be no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin. The only limitations are as follows:
Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents
Scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the State of Illinois
Students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2024-2025 school year (excluding summer session).
Applications are now available at your local Sheriff’s office or on the ISA Website https://www.ilsheriff.org/youth-2/. Students must complete the application, answer the essay question, and return all documentation to the Sheriff’s office in their permanent county of residence by March 15, 2024 (must be postmarked by this date). A directory of Sheriffs offices is available on the ISA website at https://www.ilsheriff.org/sheriffs-directory/. For more information, please contact your local Sheriff’s office, Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, high school advising center, or college financial aid office.
Tonight Deputy C. Melton was given his Law Enforcement Officer Certificate from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. Pictured left to right is Sheriff Schultze, Deputy C. Brodie, Chief Deputy Joe Berry, Deputy C. Melton, Deputy Z. Cartright, Deputy A. Howard and Deputy S. Lemons. Congratulations Deputy Melton on your accomplishment.
Get ready, Washington County! As we usher in the spring season, we're thrilled to announce a rare opportunity that's blowing your way. On March 26th, 2024, Nashville, Illinois, is hosting a Storm Spotter Class in collaboration with the National Weather Service St Louis Office.
Save the Date: March 26th, 2024
Location: Nashville IL Community Center
So why should you attend?
This class is open to everyone, regardless of age, background, or previous experience. Whether you're a weather enthusiast or a total novice, you're invited to join the fun-filled evening!
Partnering with the National Weather Service St Louis Office means you'll be learning from the best. Get insights, tips, and knowledge straight from the professionals who monitor and understand weather patterns every day.
We promise it won't be your typical classroom experience. Expect interactive sessions, engaging discussions, and perhaps even a surprise or two! Learning about severe weather has never been this exciting.
Connect with your fellow community members. Storm spotter classes are not just about learning; they're about creating bonds and a sense of unity that strengthens our community.
Be prepared for severe weather! Understanding the basics of severe weather can make a world of difference in ensuring the safety of yourself and those around you.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to enhance your knowledge, meet new people, and become a valuable asset to your community during stormy seasons. Mark your calendars, spread the word, and let's make March 26th an evening to remember! See you there!
Sheriff Ross Schultze has been making several improvements and updates in his first term as Sheriff. The Washington County Sheriff's Office mission statement and patch are two of those changes. The updated mission statement and patch are both displayed in the lobby at the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Thank you, Kale Hug and Drew Atnip, for doing all the behind the scenes work with the designing and installation.