Whatcom County Sheriff's Office

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office has a staff of 190 employees under the leadership of Sheriff Donnell "Tank" Tanksley. The Sheriff’s Office is comprised of three bureaus: Law Enforcement and Investigations, Corrections (including the main jail and the Interim Work Center), and Civil and Support Services. In addition, the Division of Emergency Management serves to enhance the safety of citizens in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.

January 28, 2022, 4:30 pm: Until further notice, visitation at the downtown jail is canceled due to facility maintenance.