Our Mission Statement

"To Protect and Safeguard Our Community."




COVID-19 Response - Restricted building access and related service modifications

In an abundance of caution due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, the sheriff is limiting access to the downtown campus locations. Click here to learn more about additional safeguards and modified services.

Additional Clark County Information concerning COVID-19.

Sheriff Atkins' Response to Governor Inslee's Mandatory Mask Proclamation

Governor Inslee has ordered all Washingtonians to wear face masks in public beginning June 26, 2020. To date, the deputies of the Clark County Sheriff's Office have not cited or arrested anyone violating the governor's previous orders. Instead of enforcement, we have taken a posture of education. This has worked well, and it would seem the Clark County community has been doing well in response to this virus.

Governor Inslee himself stated, "We don't want to have enforcement of this. Ideally, there won't be any criminal or civil sanctions for individuals. We just think people will respond, as they had to the first stay home order. There was vast compliance." I agree with the governor's position on this, that the greatest degree of compliance can be achieved through education and awareness, as opposed to taking enforcement action. Read the entire message here.

Sheriff's Response to COVID-19  - Release of Inmates

I had a very engaging conversation today with a gentleman who brought to my attention that there are those of you who may not have heard the news about the release of approximately 200 inmates from the Clark County Jail. Read the entire message from April 2, 2020 here.

Sheriff Chuck Atkins' Message to the Community – Reflections of the Times

We respond  to a variety of incidents and concerns ranging from domestic violence, traffic violations, and drug abuse to assault, burglary, or identity theft. We use regional partnerships and cutting-edge technology to investigate crimes, and implement innovative programs that balance incarceration with treatment, education, and community service.

Established in 1849 we are the oldest law enforcement organization in the state of Washington. We have been serving Clark County for 170 years.


Clark County Sheriff's organizational chart

Clark County Sheriff's Office Annual Report (2020)

The Clark County Sheriff's Office would like to hear from you. Please take the time to complete our citizen survey.

Drug tips can be reported by calling the Drug Tip Hotline at 564.397.6017. You have the option to remain anonymous.
Si tienes información sobre drogas puedes dejar su mensaje aquí en español. Su información será confidencial.

Do you need to fill out a collision report form? Washington State Patrol provides these forms at the following website: Washington State Patrol Collision Reports.