Sheriff COVID-19 Response

SHERIFF’S OFFICE BUSINESS RESPONSE PLAN

COVID-19

CIVIL

JAIL

PATROL

The Sheriff’s Office will resume its in person front counter services beginning Monday May 4th. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm.  There will be restrictions on the services offered.

Fingerprinting services will be by appointment only and restricted to new CPL applications and employment fingerprinting requirements for county residents only. Appointments are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am – 12:00pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.  If you are sick or showing signs of illness, you will not be allowed to be fingerprinted.

For more information on our social distancing guidelines and instructions on making an appointment for fingerprinting, click on the link below.

Click here for more information on social distancing guidelines and fingerprinting appointments

The health and safety of our staff and inmates remain our top priority.  In order to ensure that we are able to limit any spreading of the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautions.  Here are just a few:

  • Inmate visitation has been canceled until further notice.
    • Inmate attorney visitation will still be allowed at this time.
  • All outside jail programming will be canceled, but in county mental health services will still be available.

We will continue to update as precautions change.

Our patrol deputies are still out and about seeking to keep the community safe.  At this point, we are making a few adjustments to help make sure everyone is healthy.

  • Low priority calls for service will be handled via a phone call.
  • We will no longer respond to medical calls that are non-life threatening.

It is our goal to make sure that we are providing the highest level of service while doing what we can to stop the contraction of COVID-19.

A MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF DAVE BROWN

As part of our continuing effort to maintain public safety services to the citizens of Skamania County and at the same time, ensure a greater degree of safety for Sheriffs Office employees and the public, we have limited the potential for personal contact.

The actions that have been taken are consistent with recommendations being provided by the CDC and local public health providers and is in compliance with both state and federal declarations.  We recognize that our best hope of slowing and/or stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus lies in our efforts to limit public contacts.

While these measures have been put in place, I am acutely aware of the inconveniences they present.  I ask for your patience while we, as an agency, attempt to continue service during this unprecedented event.

My prayers and thoughts remain with all our community members and businesses who have been impacted by the current decisions implemented by the Governors of both Washington and Oregon. 

I am hopeful that we can work together to remain healthy while finding creative and safe ways to continue to support our business community and those who need special assistance and care during this time.

As always, we remain committed to the immediate public safety needs of Skamania County and will not waiver in our desire to assist when necessary.

Dave Brown

Sheriff

State and Local Government Proclamations


Skamania Co Community Health Order


Skamania Co Joint Emergency Joint Task Force Statement


Gov. Inslee Proclamation


Sheriff Brown’s Response to Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-25


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