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17C11430 Dryden Shooting

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on October 03, 2017

On October 3, 2017 Sheriff Brian Burnett reports both suspects from the September 27th Dryden shooting incident are in custody. Read more ...

SIU Investigation - Officer Involved Shooting At Albertson's

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on September 05, 2017

As of September 5, 2017 the North Central Washington Special Investigation Unit has announced that it has nearly completed its investigation of the July 27, 2017 Officer Involved shooting at Albertson’s. Read more ...

17C10235 - Dragontail Peak Rescue

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on September 01, 2017

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports that two climbers were rescued today on Dragontail Peak approximately 11 miles southwest of Leavenworth. Read more ...

17C10111 Wenatchee River Kayaking Fatality

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on August 30, 2017

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports a kayaking incident on the Wenatchee River near Plain, WA has claimed the life of a 61-year old man Tuesday afternoon. Read more ...

Sheriff Burnett Becomes WASPC President 2017-2018

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on June 06, 2017

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett was recently installed as the newest President for WASPC, Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chief’s. Read more ...

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The Sheriff is responsible for the provision of police services in the unincorporated portion of the County, including patrol, criminal investigation, and emergency response. The Sheriff is elected “at large” to a four-year term.

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