Command Staff

  1. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich

    Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich was appointed as Sheriff of Spokane County on April 11, 2006. He was elected to Office of Sheriff in the fall of 2006 and is currently serving his second term as our Sheriff.

  2. Undersheriff Jeff Tower

    Undersheriff Tower serves as the Chief of Staff for the Sheriff's Office, and is the Sheriff's "Right-hand-man".

  3. Spokane Valley Police Chief Mark Werner

    As City of Spokane Valley Police Chief, Chief Werner oversees the day-to-day operations of the Spokane Valley Police Department.

  4. Investigations Commander Captain John Nowels

    As Division Commander for Investigations, Captain Nowels is charged with the overall supervision of the Major Crimes, Sexual Assault, Property Crimes, Drug Crimes, and Forensic Units.

  5. Intelligence Commander Captain Dave Ellis

    Captain Dave Ellis oversees the Sheriff’s Office Intelligence Unit, managing planning, research, and analysis operations within the agency.

  6. Business Operations Director Christopher Wiese

    As the Director of Business Operations, Christopher Wiese has oversight of a $68.5 million budget for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.