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The official news, press release, and photo repository for the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. You can also Follow us on Twitter and Visit Us on Facebook.

Early this morning, at approximately 2:40 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Eaton responded with several additional deputies to a call of a male attempting to force his way into a residence located in the 1110...read more

 

If you are between the ages of 16 and 21 and considering a career in law enforcement, we would like to meet you!!
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Program is a great way for individuals interested in law enforcement t...read more

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Wear your LIFE JACKET!!

Posted Thursday at 10:24 AM.
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If you’re planning to enjoy the warm weather out on our lakes and rivers, wear your LIFE JACKET. Have an enjoyable summer, not a tragic one!!

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Thank you ASIS International!!

Posted Tuesday at 4:36 PM.
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A big thank you to the Spokane Board of ASIS International for their $500 donation to our K9 Unit!! Deputy Jason Hunt and his partner Gunnar attended to accept the donation along with Sheriff Knezovich. Donations like thi...read more

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Drugs and Cash Seized, Suspect Arrested

Posted Tuesday at 10:10 AM.

On Sunday May 17th, 2015, just prior to 8:00 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Eaton responded to the area of 27th Avenue and Skipworth in Spokane Valley to investigate a citizen’s report of possible drug activity....read more

 

On May 15th, 2015, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported burglary in progress at a residence located in the area of the 8300 block of North Five Mile Road. An alert citize...read more

 

Thank You for Your Support!!

Posted 5/12/2015 at 3:16 PM.
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We were delighted to meet with Jolene Nowakowski and her daughter, Allie, last Tuesday afternoon. Ms. Nowakowski contacted us several weeks ago and wanted to donate blankets she made for the children of law enforcemen...read more

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The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has determined that Spokane Police Officers were justified in the use of deadly force against Aaron Johnson on January 16, 2014, and no criminal charges will be filed.

New...read more

 

FBI Releases 2014 Preliminary Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty
Washington, D.C.May 11, 2015 • FBI National Press Office(202) 324-3691

Preliminary statistics released toda...read more

 

JOINT PUBLIC SAFETY
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SMALL AIRCRAFT WITH TWO OCCUPANTS CRASHES INTO SPOKANE RIVER
May 7, 2015
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Deputy Chief And...read more

 

During this year’s Spring Combined Washington and Idaho K9 seminar, Spokane County Sheriff’s K9 Unit teams won several awards for their outstanding performance during the competitions.

Deputy Jeff Thurman and K...read more

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The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team (SIRR) is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred last night, May 6th, 2015 at a residence located in the 5500 block of North Ash in the City of Spokane....read more

 

28th Annual Law Enforcement Ceremony

Posted 5/6/2015 at 3:11 PM.
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The 28th Annual Law Enforcement Ceremony to honor all law enforcement officers, local, state, federal, and tribal who have died in the line of duty since 1854, will take place on May 12, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. at the Publi...read more

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Spokane County Press Release:

Posted 5/5/2015 at 11:47 AM.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
“ALERT Spokane” Tests Scheduled for May 5-7th

SPOKANE COUNTY, May 5, 2015 – Testing of ALERT Spokane, the Spokane County emergency notification system, will occur on May 5-7th, betwee...read more

 

31-year-old, Matthew Edward Baumrucker Sentenced

Posted 5/5/2015 at 6:24 AM.
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U. S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Eastern District of Washington

PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED FELON SENTENCED
TO 92 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON
Spokane – Michael C. Ormsby, Unite...read more

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Spokane County Sheriff’s Major Crimes detectives are investigating the death of an inmate at the Spokane County Jail.

At approximately 2:50 p.m., a Spokane County Corrections Officer found an inmate, who wa...read more

 

We are Hiring Entry, Intermediate and Lateral Deputies!!

This bonus is paid out in two payments: 50% of the bonus will be paid on the next regularly scheduled pay date after your first day of employment wit...read more

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On April 27th, 2015, at approximately 7:45 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Smith arrested 38-year-old Emilio J. Ruelas for drug and stolen property charges while investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle....read more

 

On April 24th, 2015, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detective Justin Elliott arrested 26-year-old Kaylee R. Zornes, charging her with 1st Degree Assault and Criminal Conspiracy. The same charges were requeste...read more

 
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