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

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 at 3:00pm
The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the promotion of Robert Stumph from Deputy Sheriff to Sergeant effective July 1, 2020.
Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 at 5:16pm
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate the individual in this photo in connection with a pursuit. If you have any information please contact Sergeant Huffine or the on-duty sergeant at 360-577-3092 and reference case # A20-1577.
Monday, June 29th, 2020 at 1:33pm
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's business office will be closed all day on July 3rd 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!
Thursday, June 25th, 2020 at 12:27pm
Correction: Citizens, as always, should make appropriate judgements as to their personal safety.
Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at 8:45pm
Based on an extensive investigation over the course of seven months, detectives with the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office have identified Stephen Penwarden of Seaside, Oregon as the suspect in the murder of Kelso resident Rick Huckaby. Read further at
Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at 6:15pm
Cowlitz County Press Release 43: Cowlitz County’s Application for Modified Phase 3 of Washington’s “Safe Start” Plan Temporarily Paused #cowlitz #cowlitzcounty #coronavirus #covid19 #publicinfo

For a PDF version of this release, visit
Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at 5:14pm
Enforcement should be an option only in the most egregious of circumstances. Citizens, as always, such make appropriate judgements as to their personal safety. 3/3
Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at 5:14pm
Some states do have such a regulation. The Governor’s order has not been published as of this time. At this point I am joining the Chiefs of Police in continuing the educate and inform tact in dealing with this. 2/3
Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at 5:13pm
The Sheriff’s Office has received many inquiries concerning the latest order from the Governor’s Office regarding the wearing of face coverings. First of all there is no prohibition in Washington on carrying a firearm concealed while wearing a mask. 1/3
Monday, June 22nd, 2020 at 6:05pm
Our concealed pistol license application is now online! You can apply for a new CPL or renew your expiring one from the comfort of your own home! Visit
Monday, June 22nd, 2020 at 5:09pm
If you previously went online and scheduled a CPL fingerprint appointment, you can now go back in a reschedule to a sooner date. Just visit and enter your order number, email address, and password you created.