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 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

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at 8:13pm
In 2018, of the 634 fatalities that occurred in children under 13 in cars, pickups, vans, and SUVs, 222 children were unbuckled. Ensure your child is always buckled in #TheRightSeat.
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 8:31pm
Fatalities of children under 13 involved in a car crash decreased significantly from 2017 to 2018. If you love them, you’ll make sure that they are in the correct seat for their age and size, and that the seat is being used correctly. #TheRightSeat
Monday, September 21st, 2020 at 2:17pm
Did you know that nearly half of all car seats are installed incorrectly? Get help from a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician in your area by finding a location here:
Friday, September 11th, 2020 at 12:38pm
We remember and stand for those who lost their lives September 11, 2001.
Thursday, September 10th, 2020 at 8:23pm
Cowlitz County has an emergency community warning system that is able to send emergency messages to residents and businesses within the county. HOWEVER, unless you sign up, it cannot contact your cellular phone or VoIP phone.
Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 at 7:53pm
Department of Natural Resources is recommending a Level 2 evacuation (be ready to go on a moments notice or if you need additional time, now would be a good time) for the area from Speelyai Park east to county line; and Merrill Lake south to county line.
Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 at 9:10pm
Cowlitz County press release 49: Cowlitz Health Officials Encourage Community Caution Ahead of
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For a pdf version of this release, visit
Monday, August 31st, 2020 at 1:20pm
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office business office will be closed all day on September 7th for Labor Day. Deputies will still be patrolling as usual and 911 dispatch will still take emergency and non-emergency reports.
Friday, July 24th, 2020 at 1:18pm
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Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 at 2:35pm
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