About the Sheriff

Sheriff Chuck E. Atkins

Sheriff Atkins is a 40-year veteran of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. He started his career as a patrol deputy before becoming a K9 handler. He worked with his K9 partner, Titan, for more than eight years, resulting in more than 300 captures. Chuck was promoted through the ranks, from sergeant and commander to assistant chief of the enforcement branch. He served as the Gang Task Force sergeant and SWAT/Special Operations commander. Sheriff Atkins is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Sheriff Chuck E. Atkins

Undersheriff John Chapman

John Chapman began his law enforcement career in 1983 as a deputy sheriff in Los Angeles County before joining the Vancouver Police Department in 1994. John served as chief criminal deputy for Clark County Sheriff’s Office since January 2015 before being appointed to undersheriff in February of 2020.

Undersheriff John Chapman

Chief Criminal Deputy John Horch

John Horch is a 31-year law enforcement veteran of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. His career includes patrol, warrants, civil, bomb technician, Drug Task Force detective, patrol supervisor, Internal Affairs supervisor, precinct commander and investigations commander. A graduate of Hudson’s Bay High School in Vancouver, John has a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. As chief criminal deputy, he oversees the Sheriff’s Office enforcement operations, including special operations, events, patrol and investigations.

Deputy Chief John Horch

Chief Corrections Deputy Ric Bishop

A Clark County Sheriff’s Office veteran of more than 36 years, Ric Bishop has extensive experience in jail management. He is a well-known expert witness, speaker and consultant on the topic of risk identification and mitigation in local jails. Ric has an associate's degree in criminal justice from Clark College, is a graduate of the National Institute of Corrections Executive Excellence program, and holds Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission certifications through the executive level. As chief corrections deputy, he oversees all jail operations; including jail industries.

Undersheriff Ric Bishop

Chief Civil Deputy Kari Schulz

Kari Schulz is a 24-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office. She has experience in various areas of the Civil/Support Branch, including Records, executive support, managing Evidence, Logistics and Jail Industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwest Christian College in psychology and a Master of Business Administration from George Fox University. She has completed the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development program and is a FEMA certified Public Information Officer. As chief civil deputy, Kari oversees all civil functions of the Sheriff’s Office, including agency support functions such as criminal and jail records, evidence and logistics, and public disclosure.

Chief Deputy Kari Schulz