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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, February 10th, 2020 at 2:06pm
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's business office will be closed all day on February 17th in recognition of President's Day. Deputies will still be patrolling as usual and 911 dispatch will still take emergency and non-emergency reports.
Friday, February 7th, 2020 at 3:06pm
On 2/6/2020 at 2:30 PM, Cowlitz County Sheriff assisted Woodland Police with a burglary in progress in the 1800 block of Lewis River Rd. Kaden Kester, 19 years old, and Monique Wiles, 30 years old, were located and taken into custody for Residential Burglary and PSP 2nd.
Monday, February 3rd, 2020 at 8:13pm
Update (2:00 PM): The truck has been removed and all lanes have been reopened.
Monday, February 3rd, 2020 at 3:41pm
2/3/2020: There is a log truck rolled over along Rose Valley Rd, between South and North Goble Creek Roads. Both lanes are open, however, it is expected that traffic will be detoured via Goble Creek during recovery operations later today.
Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 7:43pm
Wiegert received medical treatment at St John Medical Center and was then booked into Cowlitz County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder 1st Degree, Burglary 1st Degree and Unlawful Possession of Firearm 1st Degree, in addition to the unrelated warrant.
Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 7:43pm
The male homeowner tried to block Wiegert from entering the home and told him to stop or he would shoot. Wiegert was able to overpower the homeowner and forcibly entered the home. After being knocked to the ground by Wiegert, the male fired and struck Wiegert in the shoulder.
Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 7:42pm
The homeowners, a retired couple, told deputies they were in their home when Wiegert slammed into their living room window and then tried to enter through the unlocked sliding glass door. Wiegert was armed with a piece of pipe with a hooked end.
Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 7:41pm
The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Joseph Wiegert, had a gunshot wound to his shoulder. A records check revealed Wiegert had an outstanding felony warrant. Deputies learned Wiegert had recently stayed at a residence a few houses away.
Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 7:41pm
Update: Deputies and Castle Rock Police responded to the residence. The homeowners identified the male suspect, who had exited the home at this point. The suspect did not comply with commands and was taken into custody after a taser was deployed.
Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 1:46pm
The suspect assaulted a resident and was shot during the altercation. The suspect's injuries are not life threatening. A resident suffered minor injuries.
Additional information, including suspect identification and charges, will be released at a later time.
Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 1:46pm
Deputies and Castle Rock Police responded to the residence. A male suspect was taken into custody. Initial investigation has determined the suspect was armed with a weapon when he forcibly entered the victims' home.
Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 1:46pm
At 2047 hours of January 30th, 2020 Cowlitz 911 received a call from a resident on Toutle Park Rd, Castle Rock, reporting that a male suspect had broken into their residence. The caller reported the suspect was fighting with her husband and shots had been fired.
Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 4:18pm
The Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a portable Wood-Mizer sawmill from the 1100 block of Abernathy Creek Rd, Longview. If you have information about this incident, please contact Sgt. Marc Johnson at 360-577-3092, regarding case number A20-197.
Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at 7:02pm
Public information notice about skimming devices in surrounding counties.
Monday, January 13th, 2020 at 1:49pm
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office business office will be closed all day on January 20th in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr Day. Deputies will still be patrolling as usual and 911 dispatch will still take emergency and non-emergency reports.
Friday, January 10th, 2020 at 6:17pm
Congratulations to Deputy Kelton Wheeldon on his graduation from Basic Law Enforcement Academy today!