Latest News and Media Releases

17C00919 Body Located of Missing Person

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on January 30, 2017

On January 28, 2017 Sheriff Brian Burnett reports at approximately 0900 hours a local Wenatchee resident, while boating on the Columbia River, located a human body in the shallow water near the shoreline adjacent to BNSF Appleyard. Read more ...

Open Position: CIVIL DEPUTY (Non-Commissioned)

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on January 11, 2017

Chelan County Civil Service will conduct an examination for the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office to establish an eligibility list for hiring for the position of Civil Deputy. 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 ...

Sheriff's Office

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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The mission of our organization is to contribute to a safe and productive community, committed to earning public trust and providing highly trained professionals. We partner with the community, utilizing available resources to provide the highest quality of service to the citizens of Chelan County.