Law Enforcement Center

The Washburn County Jail is a 30 bed facility constructed in 1991. Our Dispatch Center is at the heart of the jail. The jail is located on the second floor of our sheriff’s office and is connected to the court house by a secure hallway.

Captain Gretchen Nielsen is the Washburn County Jail Administrator. Other then Captain Nielsen the jail is staffed by:

  • 3 Dispatch/Jail Sergeants
  • 13 full-time Dispatch/Jail Deputies
  • 2 part-time Transport Deputies
  • 1 Registered Nurse

In addition to this staff the jail also subcontracts the kitchen services through private companies.