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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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Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office Address

312 SW 1st Avenue Kelso, WA 98626

Phone: (360) 577-3092

Monday, May 20th, 2019 at 9:05am
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office business office will be closed all day on May 27th for Memorial Day. Deputies will still be patrolling as usual and 911 dispatch will still take emergency and non-emergency reports.
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 1:39pm
Effective Thursday May 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM Cowlitz County will be enacting restrictions on outdoor burning.
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 8:46am
Accidental cold-water immersion is life threatening when the water is under 60 degrees Fahrenheit — and many Washington waterways stay under that temperature year-round.
Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 9:25am
Due to an issue with our phone lines, calls are not getting through to our office. To contact us, please email sheriff and it will be checked frequently. We are working to resolve this issue. Please note, 911 is still able to accept emergency calls.
Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 1:53pm
On April 30th, Charlie Rosenzweig retired from the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office after 41 years. Charlie served in several roles throughout his career including Patrol Deputy, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Chief Criminal Deputy. Congratulations on your retirement, Charlie!
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 6:53am
KOIN6, our technical media pool lead, was testing the feed yesterday.
Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 10:48am
Our business office will be closed Wednesday, April 24th for our office staff to attend Deputy DeRosier's memorial service. The Communication Center (911) will still be taking emergency and non-emergency reports.
Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 12:23pm
County will close most buildings for Deputy Justin DeRosier’s Memorial Service on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 7:35pm
Deputy Justin DeRosier's patrol vehicle. The blue and white floral arrangement was sent by the New York Yankees.

The outpouring of support for Justin and his family has been incredible. We thank you all.
Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 5:38pm
Sheriff Thurman and the DeRosier family appreciate everyone’s interest in the upcoming Memorial for Deputy DeRosier. We are firming up details now and expect to have more details late tomorrow about the procession, the Memorial itself, and parking needs.