Search for Inmates on the Jail Roster in Cowlitz County Washington. Results: Arrest Records, Mugshot, Charges, Bookings, Offense Dates, Offense Description, Related Incidents, Bail Amount, Warrants, Arrest Location, Incarceration Date, Scheduled Release, Jail Housing Location, Court.

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 Total 1,287
# of Cleared offense 664
Percent Cleared 51.6%
Arrest Total 567
Adult Arrest Total 492
Juvenile Arrest Total 75

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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Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office Address

312 SW 1st Avenue Kelso, WA 98626

Phone: (360) 577-3092

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 4:08pm
Deputies and SWAT members reviewing drone footage of the suspect residence in Ariel. Deputies were there to arrest a man recklessly shooting and threatening his neighbors. SWAT served a warrant on the residence and arrested William Black for Harassment and Threats to Kill.
Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 1:39pm
We are glad the owner was located and he could be reunited with his family.
Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 1:38pm
UPDATE TO DOG RESCUE: The owner of the dog has been located.
Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 8:55am
Yesterday afternoon, four volunteers from Cowlitz Dive Rescue rescued a dog stranded across Mill Creek. If you are the owner of this dog, or know who the owner is, please contact the Cowlitz Humane Society at 360-577-0151.
Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at 2:20pm
The Kelso & Longview Police Departments and Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office are currently accepting applications for the annual Citizen's Police Academy. Applications may be picked up at each agency or on their websites and are due no later than 2/8/19.
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 2:27pm
Tuesday a man shot while sitting in his Castle Rock area home. Injuries are non-life threatening and there are no suspects at this time. Detectives are investigating.
Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at 7:15am
Can you ID this person in connection to an active fraud investigation? If so, please contact Deputy Stumph at 360-577-3092. Please reference case number A18-3472.
Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 9:06am
The next boating certification class will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15th, 2018 and the cost for the class is FREE. To Register: Contact Deputy Jordan Spencer via email at spencerj
Monday, October 29th, 2018 at 8:51am
The next boating certification class will be held on Saturday, Nov 10th, 2018 and the cost for the class is FREE. To Register: Contact Deputy Jordan Spencer via email at spencerj
Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 2:13pm
On 10/17/18, Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Deputy Geary Enbody fired his duty weapon at the suspect at the California Way incident. Per standard protocol, Deputy Enbody was placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation. Deputy Enbody was not injured.
Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 11:37am
Vote for our K9s to be awarded a grant! The website should be back up and running.
Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 9:27am
Due to the large voting response & other issues yesterday, the Aftermath K9 Grant voting site will be down for the weekend and will reopen 10/22. You CAN still vote on Instagram: Follow "AftermathK9Grant", like the daily K9 post, & put a comment in for the department (WA+Cowlitz)
Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 3:10pm
Below is the correct link to vote for our K9s and here is a picture of our drug dog, Kelo.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 2:59pm
We have been nominated for the 2018 Aftermath K9 Grant!!

How can you help? You can vote for us! Between October 18th and November 2nd, you can visit and vote for us every 12 hours.
Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 12:05pm
COWLITZ SHERIFF DETECTIVES MAKE ARREST IN 2016 HOMICIDE. The suspect, Dustin Alan Griffin, age 39 of Vancouver, WA was arrested late yesterday, and was booked in the Cowlitz County Jail for Murder in the 1st Degree of Donald William Howard of Woodland, WA.
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 9:02am
pplications for the Sheriff's Reserve Program can be picked up at the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office and must be turned in by November 15, 2018.
Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 9:31am
Callers are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 360-577-3092. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can use their smart phones and text a tip using the TIP411 APP with the message ATTN to the Cowlitz Sheriff’s Office.
Monday, September 17th, 2018 at 11:36am
Here is a picture of the slide on Kalama River Road taken by our drone.
Monday, September 17th, 2018 at 11:17am
Kalama River Road blocked by slide 2 miles east of I-5, county roads is on scene.