The Field Operations Division of the Sheriff's Office provides a wide range of regular services to the public.
Services include patrol work, answering calls for service, criminal investigation of misdemeanor and felony crimes, traffic enforcement , drug interdiction, and collision investigations. Other services within Field Operations include K-9 and Marine Patrol Units, management of Sex Offender Registration and monitoring.
On December 30th 2013, the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office took possession of its newest K-9 partner, “Ciko”, a one year old German Shepard.
Sheriff Scott Johnson stated, “We believe that having an apprehension and tracking dog within our agency will definitely be a positive asset to the citizens and other law enforcement agencies within our county. We have long had the need to be able to track criminals fleeing active burglaries and vehicle prowls while on foot.”
The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Division is recognized by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission as an approved boating program in accordance with WAC 352-65. The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office strives to provide safe and enjoyable waterways within Pacific County, through continuing education, vessel safety inspections and enforcement action as required. The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office also has a continuing partnership with the United States Coast Guard and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife’s marine program to help improve our service on our waterways.
Boating Accident Report
The owner or operator of any recreational boat is required to file a Boating Accident Report (BAR) if the boat is involved in an incident that results in:
- A person’s death or disappearance; or
- Injury which requires medical treatment beyond first aid; or
- Damage to the boat or other property exceeding $2000.00; or
- Complete loss of the boat
State law requires all Washington residents born after January 1, 1955 who operate powered watercraft 15 horsepower and greater, to carry a Washington Boater Education Card.
The function of the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division is to deliver professional law enforcement services to our community. Services provided by the Patrol Division to the community include response to crimes in progress, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement and education, civil paper service, and other calls for service both emergency and non-emergency.
The Patrol Division proudly serves all unincorporated outlying areas of Pacific County. The area served is geographically unique including over 1200 square miles of forested timberland, tributaries, beaches, waterways and ports.