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Information Technology

The Sheriff's Office enjoys the benefits of many of today's cutting edge technologies in order to more effectively perform its function of law enforcement. A glimpse of some of these technologies include the following.

  • Digital fingerprint scanning equipment for quick identification and matching of suspects, inmates and evidence.
  • Digital booking systems that capture, store and provide criminal information and digital booking photos.
  • Dash mounted touch screen computers in patrol vehicles that aid officers in dispatching, GIS mapping, retrieving state and local information such as booking photos and warrant information, and report writing.
  • 3D crash reconstruction software and equipment to document and recreate major injury accidents.
  • Investigative and crime analysis software to study, track and predict certain types of crime.
  • Electronic police report databases that are shared across many agencies in the county and the prosecutors office.
  • Digital evidence cameras for detectives and patrol officers.
  • Forensic science applications that aid in capturing physical evidence from fingerprints to deleted computer files.
  • Communications devices such as radios for both voice and data.
  • Many other specialized tools for specific types of investigations, surveillance and analysis.

The research, acquisition and support of these technologies is performed by the Sheriff's Office Information Technology unit.

Clark County Sheriff's Office:
Street Address: 707 West 13th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 410, Vancouver, WA 98666
Main phone: (360) 397-2211
Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388, then call (360) 397-2445
E-mails are monitored: Mon-Fri 8-4 p.m.

Responsible Elected Official: Sheriff Chuck E. Atkins

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