Sheriff COVID-19 Response

SHERIFF'S OFFICE BUSINESS RESPONSE PLAN

COVID-19

CIVIL

JAIL

PATROL

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office has suspended its IN PERSON front counter services through April 14th, after which the Sheriff will re-evaluate this decision.  This includes NEW concealed pistol license applications; job applicant prints and in person records requests and complaints.  

If you are required to register in this county, please use the phone in the front entrance of the Sheriffs Office and call 509-427-9490 and select option 0 and ask for the civil division.

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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

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