About Us

Since 1888, the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office has served the largest geographical county in Washington State.  The expansiveness of the area makes essential our partnership with residents, local communities and their law enforcement agencies, and with other service providers local, state and federal, to ensure public safety is best served in this culturally and geographically diverse area.

The Sheriff's Office provides a number of customer services to the public including concealed pistol licensing, service of civil process, sex offender registration, certain event permits, and other services.  We provide answers to questions about the enforcement of criminal laws, warrants, the county corrections center (jail), etc.… If you would like more information about these or any other Sheriff's Office function, see the ‘How Do I’ or ‘Get Information’ links on the left or please call (509) 422-7200.

The Okanogan County Sheriff's Office team is comprised of four divisions:  Patrol Division, Corrections Division, Emergency Communications Division, and the Records Division.  Each division is run by a Chief Deputy who reports to the Undersheriff and then to the Sheriff. I am extremely proud of our team and the way each division works with each other to support the community and accomplish our mission.

To learn more about the divisions and what they do, please visit the ‘Our Teams’ link on the left.

The Sheriff's Office exists to serve the community by preventing crime, enforcing laws, maintaining order and aggressively pursuing criminal offenders. We demand excellence, accountability, cooperation and a strong work ethic in those that serve the public. We value team players, decision makers, problem solvers, laws, human life and the Constitutions. We ensure the public trust through our core principles of integrity, teamwork and vigilance.
By choosing a career in law enforcement we recognize that the community holds us to the highest standards of conduct. Our values are held constantly before us to teach and remind us of our uncompromising allegiance to our core principles. They are the foundation upon which our policies, operations and goals are built.
Teamwork fosters cooperation, creates and reinforces a positive work culture. We take pride in working collectively with the public and all our law enforcement partners. We will value our fellow employees, strive to treat everyone with the same respect, dignity, courtesy and consistency that we expect from others.
Providing competent, proactive, community oriented policing by developing a diverse, innovative and well-trained work force to achieve our goals.