Washington County Booking Center

The Washington County Booking Center opened in April 2008 and booked over 1200 offenders on probation supervision within the first eight months. Initially, the fingerprint orders included retail theft, driving under the influence and homicide by vehicle. In June 2011, the Booking Center expanded to include protection from abuse violators, and all assaults and sexual assault offenders. On January 1, 2012 the Booking Center expanded operations to begin processing offenders charged with a drug offense. On July 1, 2012 the Booking Center began processing all Misdemeanor and Felony offenses including:

- All Crimes under Title 18 - Crimes Code

- Drug Offenses

- DUI's and Homicide by Vehicle (DUI Related)

- Indirect Criminal Contempts from PFA's

- Retail Thefts

The Booking Center is also responsible registering and updating SORNA information. SORNA refers to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act which is Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-248). SORNA provides a comprehensive set of minimum standards for sex offender registration and notification in the United States. SORNA aims to close potential gaps and loopholes that existed under prior law and generally strengthens the nationwide network of sex offender registration and notification programs.

The twin goals of the Booking Center are: (1) to efficiently process offenders charged with criminal actions with the intent to return officers to their communities as quickly as possible, and (2) to ensure the accurate and timely reporting of criminal history record information. Equipment in the Booking Center permits the positive identification of offenders by their fingerprints and the updating of their criminal histories within minutes.

Vision

The vision for the Washington County Booking Center is to confirm notification to offenders of fingerprint orders and to process offenders in an accurate and efficient manner. Assist DUI coordinator with executing the Washington County DUI program.

Mission Statement

The Washington County Booking Center is a facility to efficiently and effectively process and identify offenders arrested, charged, or accused of a crime with the intent to return Law Enforcement officers to their communities, as quickly as possible. The Booking Center also accurately and timely processes offenders not in custody and treats all with dignity and respect. It ensures the accurate and timely reporting of criminal history record information. Equipment in the Booking Center permits the positive identification of offenders by their fingerprints and the updating of their criminal histories within minutes. Finally, the Booking Center schedules DUI offenders for their Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition evaluations and classes and conducts a thorough Court Reporting Network (CRN) evaluation for DUI offenders. The Booking Center is currently staffed by two full and six part time employees.

DUI Program

The DUI coordinator is the Adult Probation Office Chief, Jon Ridge. The Booking Center personnel schedule and conduct the Court Reporting Network (CRN) Evaluations as part of the DUI program. DUI offenders will also schedule the Alcohol Highway Safety School and Drug and Alcohol Assessments (if required) through the Booking Center after completing their CRN evaluation.

Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30 am to 7:30 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Appointments are available for fingerprinting but not necessary.

You must bring the following with you when reporting to the Booking Center:

  1. Valid Photo identification
  2. All paperwork issued by the Magisterial District Judge

Location

Family Court Center 29 West Cherry Avenue, Suite 209 Washington, PA 15301 724-229-5931 (phone) 724-250-4023 (fax)

Additional Information

  • Fingerprinting for employment: $20.00
  • Fingerprinting for adoption: Free
    1. Fingerprinting for employment processing has a $20.00 fee. The fee is to be paid in the Washington County Treasurer’s Office located at Courthouse Square, First Floor, 100 West Beau Street, Washington, PA 15301. Payment receipt must be provided to Booking Officer prior to processing.
    2. Adoption applicants will be fingerprinted without charge.
  • Court Reporting Network (CRN) Evaluation: $100.00
  • Alcohol Highway Safety School (AHSS) Class: $300.00
  • Combine CRN and AHSS: $375.00
  • Missed CRN or AHSS Evaluation: additional $25.00 to total
    1. DUI program CRN evaluation and AHSS classes will be paid at the Booking Center with Cash, Credit/Debit Card or Money Order made out to Washington County.
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    Washington County Court of Common Pleas
    Washington County Courthouse
    1 South Main Street
    Washington, PA 15301
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