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Cowlitz County Sheriff Information

Cowlitz County is located in the south western part of Washington. As of 2010 the population was 102,410 and the county seat is Kelso and the largest city is Longview. The county was formed in April 1854. The names from the Cowlitz Indian term Cow-e-liske meaning capturing the medicine spirit.

Sheriff’s Information

The Sheriff’s Office is set up to provide quality service in law enforcement, civil process, and emergency management. It’s goal is to bring a sense of peace, safety and security to all citizens of Cowiltz County, Washington.

Sheriff’s Office

Mark S. Nelson, Sheriff

312 SW 1st Avenue

Kelso, WA 98626

Phone: 360-577-3092

Fax: 360-1047

Cowlitz County Records/Court Clerk

The Clerk’s office is responsible for keeping the permanent records of all cases filed in the Superior Court. These include felony, civil lawsuits, family law, probates and guardianships, mental or alcohol commitment cases.

Staci L. Myklebust, County Clerk

Hall of Justice 312 SW 1st Ave.

Room 233

Kelso, WA 98626

Phone: 360-577-3016

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Washington Annual Crime Report 2017

2017 Crimes Statistics


Offense Total1,287
# of Cleared offense664
Percent Cleared51.6%
Arrest Total567
Adult Arrest Total492
Juvenile Arrest Total75

County Jail Information

The County Corrections Department provides and manages progressive correction services in an efficient, effective, and socially responsible manner.

The Jail is under the direction of the Corrections Department and has a capacity of 325 residents on the average. The facility also houses Washington State Department of Corrections inmates who violate the terms of their post-conviction supervision agreements.

Inmate accounts are funded through a kiosk available in the jail lobby. You may also deposit funds online at

Deposits to an inmate’s account can also be made over the phone at 1-866-394-0490.

Mail will only be accepted in a plain white envelope and properly addressed including a return address.

Visitation privileges time and location are included on the jail roster for each individual inmate.  The link is:


Martin Fox, Director

1935 First Avenue

Longview, WA 98633

Phone: 350-577-3094


312 SW 1st Ave.

Kelso, WA 98626

Jail Roster Information

The current Cowlitz County Jail Roster contains 254 inmates. The  roster list is alphabetized, and information includes inmate number, booked at time and date, locations, and a link to the victim notification system or VINE. Click on the “more information” link and the inmates visitation hours, bond total, and arresting agency are listed.

Jail Roster Link:

Employment in the Sheriff’s Office

Entry Level applicants go through Pu7blic Safety Testing website for preliminary hiring processes.

Lateral Applicants need to connect on the website and complete and return the applications.

Support Staff is pulled from a list of applicants who have successfully passed the Cowlitz County Civil Service Test.

Employment Link

How to Report a Crime

To report a crime in progress, call 911. You can also submit an anonymous tip to the Sheriff’s Office by using a for obtained on the website at:

Sheriff’s Office Link for reporting crimes:

Law Enforcement Links

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phone (360) 577-7173

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Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office Address

312 SW 1st Avenue Kelso, WA 98626

Phone: (360) 577-3092

Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 3:50pm
20 kids have died from vehicular heatstroke so far this year. It CAN happen to anyone...
Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 9:46am
Pre-registration was required for our I-1639 classes and all classes are full at this time.
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 1:17pm
We were honored to have been asked to participate in a Behind the Badge training in Mason County. We shared what we learned in the aftermath of the line of duty death of Deputy Justin DeRosier. Thank you Behind The Badge Foundation for allowing us to tell our story.
Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 9:06am
Just a heads up that the Seattle to Portland bike ride is this weekend. Plan your route accordingly as 8,000 bicyclists head through the area on Westside Highway down 3rd Avenue and Industrial Way and over the Lewis and Clark Bridge.
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 3:36pm
All of our firearms safety courses are full at this time. If further dates become available, we will post an update.
Monday, July 1st, 2019 at 12:50pm
June 30, 2019, Suspect in carjacking arrested after pursuit involving Cowlitz County Sheriff deputies, @RidgefieldWaPD, and @ORStatePolice.
Monday, July 1st, 2019 at 9:25am
The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting free firearms safety training classes for Cowlitz County residents on July 11, 2019 (6pm, 7pm, 8pm) and July 24, 2019 (7:30pm). Please call 360-577-3092 or email taylorj to register.
Monday, July 1st, 2019 at 8:52am
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's business office will be closed all day on July 4th for Independence Day. Deputies will still be patrolling as usual and 911 dispatch will still take emergency and non-emergency reports. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Friday, June 28th, 2019 at 11:09am
Starting today legal fireworks are allowed to be discharged in Washington state, but not ALL fireworks are legal. Know the difference.
Friday, June 28th, 2019 at 8:56am
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office will be participating in #OperationDryWater July 5 – 7. #NEVERbui
Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at 4:09pm
Both of our firearms safety courses are full at this time. When further dates become available, we will post an update.
Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at 9:08am
With summer officially here, be sure to remain safe on the water and always wear a life vest!
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 9:47am
Effective Friday June 21, 2019, Cowlitz County, in cooperation with partnering agencies, will enact restrictions on outdoor burning.
Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 10:41am
Cowlitz County SWAT responded to a threat call where the suspect was armed with a rifle. The suspect eventually exited his home and surrendered peacefully. The suspect was identified as Sammy Lee Munsey, age 56, of Kelso and was booked into Cowlitz County Jail for Assault 1.