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 … [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...]

Skamania Co. Emergency Response Task Force Press Release

THE SKAMANIA COUNTY CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) EMERGENCY RESPONSE TASK FORCE Media Release From:  Skamania County Board of Commissioners City of Stevenson City of North Bonneville Skamania County Department of Public Health Skamania County Department of Emergency Management   Skamania County … [Read more...]

3/26/2020 Skamania Co Emergency Response Task Force Statement

THE SKAMANIA COUNTY CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) EMERGENCY RESPONSE TASK FORCE HEALTH AND SAFETY BULLETIN March 26, 2020 The local proactive COVID-19 response continues through Skamania County involving our community health organization, law enforcement, Fire and EMS, social service agencies, … [Read more...]


Wednesday, 25 March,2020 @ 1:00PM   On Monday, March 23, 2020, the Skamania County Deputy Health Director, Steven Krager, MD, issued an closure of recreational hiking in Skamania County. This was in direct response to the influx of non-residents to our county, in a complete disregard for … [Read more...]