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 Phil Sample

A Clark County Sheriff’s Office veteran of more than 23 years. Phil attended Chico State University and served eight years in the United States Navy. Phil started his career as a corrections deputy, then moved to the enforcement branch. While there, his career included: the Tactical Detective Unit, Internal Affairs, Hostage Negotiator, Mobile Response Team, Search and Rescue coordinator, and SWAT Command. Phil has also had an active role in the community as a Police Activities League (PAL) board member and a mentor for Rock Solid. After serving as a precinct commander he has been appointed to the position of chief corrections deputy where he oversees all jail functions.

Chief Corrections Deputy Phil Sample