Chief Brad Watkins
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Records Division is staffed by three Legal Assistants.
The Records Division responds to inquiries from the public and researches crime and suspect information for law enforcement agencies.
The Records Division assures compliance with Washington State laws and Sheriff’s Office policies for collection, maintenance and storage of law enforcement information that includes written reports, case files, photographs, computer data and copies of official documents relative to law enforcement.
Public Records Request
To obtain a copy of a police report or other public information, please submit your request in writing to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. We accept requests in person, by mail, by fax, or by email. If you do not know or have the case number of the report you are requesting, please include date, time, location, and names of individuals involved so we can locate the records.
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is committed to responding to your request for public records in a timely manner. Per RCW 42.56 we have up to five business days to respond to all requests. All information is subject to public disclosure laws.
Please include your contact information: name, address, phone number.
Washington State Law regulates what information can be disclosed to which people. Information requests may be denied, edited and/or withheld in accordance with Washington State laws and policies.
So that we can process your request, we need a clear description of the specific record you are requesting. Within five business days (excluding holidays) of receiving your request we will either send you the record or an estimation of the time needed to comply with the request. If we are unable to comply with your request for some reason, we will provide you with the cause for withholding the record.
To Request a Police Record
Complete the Public Records Request form and submit to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
For More Information
Contact the Records Division at (360) 786-5522