Washington County Sheriff's Office, Hudson Police Department Have Agreement
Sworn officers from the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Hudson Police Department will be able to extend their services into each other's respective jurisdictions for the purpose of providing assistance in emergency situations and to enforce laws of their respective states.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners agreed Nov. 1 to the mutual aid joint powers agreement that would allow for the peace officers to work in each other's jurisdictions.
This Joint Powers Agreement will grant the Hudson Police Department peace officers the authority, when requested, to act with all the arrest and peace officer authority of an officer of the Washington County Sheriff's Office while within the boundaries of the City of Stillwater. Washington County Sheriff's deputies will have the same authority while in the City of Hudson.
Such joint powers agreements are allowed by the laws of both states.
-- submitted by Yvonne Klinnert