Fatal Accident Occurs On The USFS 65 Rd

May 13, 2020 On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at approximately 7:28 pm The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a serious injury motor vehicle collision at milepost 5 on the USFS 65 road, 15 miles north of Carson, WA. The caller reported a vehicle swerved off the paved roadway and … [Read more...]

National Police Week

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have … [Read more...]

Skamania County Launches Text-to-911 Service

Nothing yet replaces the efficiency of a voice call to 911.  However, if you’re in an emergency-situation and don’t have the capability to call, you can now send a text message to 911 in Skamania County. The text-to-911 service launched Monday, April 27th, is available to all Verizon … [Read more...]

Fingerprinting Services/New CPL Applications Available Starting 5/4/2020

The sheriff’s office fingerprinting services are resuming with some restrictions and limited service hours. Fingerprints will be taken by appointment only for new CPL applications and employment requirements for in county residents. Walk in appointments will not be accepted. As a reminder, a new … [Read more...]

Skamania County Jail Reopens to Inmate Visitation

The Skamania County Sheriff's Office is constantly evaluating the ongoing issues with the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time the jail will begin inmate visitation on Sundays only during a specified time period on an appointment basis only. Click the link below to find out more: Skamania County … [Read more...]

Three Rescued At Lower Falls

Friday, 17 April,2020 On Thursday, April 16, 2020, at approximately 9:13 pm The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report that 3 hikers had swam across the Lewis River, below the Lower Falls Recreation site and were unable to navigate back across due to darkness. The Lower Falls site is … [Read more...]

A Message From Sheriff Brown and Commissioner Tom Lannen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxTfdibrFYQ … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s Office Helps Make Birthdays A Little Extra Special

There is no doubt that we are currently living in different times.  Covid-19 has caused us to move into a standard of social distancing in order that we may stop its spread.  This has caused events like birthdays to not be celebrated in the usual ways.  However, if there is one thing that continues … [Read more...]

Driver Arrested After Reckless Driving

Friday, 10 April,2020 On Friday, April 10, 2020, at approximately 7:51 am The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office engaged in a brief vehicular pursuit of a reckless driver. A Skamania County Deputy was on SR-14, at or near milepost 12, eastbound, in Clark County, on-duty, coming into service. A … [Read more...]

Agencies Encourage Outdoor Enthusiasts to “Do The Right Thing”

Agencies Encourage Outdoor Enthusiasts to “Do The Right Thing” Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area — April 3, 2020The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with more than a dozen federal, state and local agencies in and around the Columbia River Gorge to encourage outdoor … [Read more...]