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82C03711 Arrest Made In Connection With 1982 Disappearance of Cashmere Resident

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on March 04, 2017

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on March 3, 2017 detectives arrested 60 year old Bernard Swaim in connection with the 1982 disappearance of Cashmere resident Stephen E. Smith. Bernard Swaim is currently a resident of Sultan, Washington. Mr. Swaim was charged with First Degree Murder. Read more ...


Posted By: Sheriff's Office on November 28, 2016

The Chelan County Sheriff's Office is requesting funding through community support with a GIVE NCW project, in order to purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Read more ...

Donation Fund

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on July 13, 2016

The Sheriff’s Office works diligently to stretch the value of our budget by deploying personnel and equipment for the greatest benefit to our County and its citizens. Donations in the past have helped to fund purchasing a new K9, Chief for a Day uniforms, Search & Rescue supplies and other items that are critical resources necessary for local law enforcement but are not included in our county budget. Read more ...

Prohibition of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Chelan County

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on June 30, 2016

Chelan County Prohibits Discharge of Fireworks Sheriff Brian Burnett reports the Board of County Commissioners have enacted a prohibition on the discharge of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Chelan County effective June 27, 2016, and until further notice. Read more ...

2015 WASPC Crime In Washington State Annual Report

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on June 07, 2016

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs has released the 2015 Crime in Washington annual crime statistics report. Read more ...

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The Sheriff is responsible for the provision of police services in the unincorporated portion of the County, including patrol, criminal investigation, and emergency response. The Sheriff is elected “at large” to a four-year term.

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