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Commissioned personnel of the Sheriff’s Investigative Division conduct thorough investigations of crimes occurring in unincorporated Spokane County and in municipalities that have contracted with the Sheriff’s Office for service. During 2001, over 28,000 crimes were reported to the Investigative Division. Once a report is received at the Investigative Division a supervisor reviews it and decides if it will be assigned to an investigator. The decision to assign the report is based on several factors to include: named suspects, identifiable suspect vehicle, type of crime, special circumstances concerning the crime, and other crimes being currently investigated of a high priority.


The Investigative Division consists of 17 commissioned officers assigned to Crimes Against Persons, 15 commissioned officers assigned to Crimes Against Property and 14 commissioned officers conducting drug investigations.

Fingerprinting and Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPL)


Public fingerprinting services are provided by the Spokane County Sheriff Forensic Unit at the Public Safety Building located at 1100 W Mallon Avenue in Spokane.

The public fingerprint counter is pleased to announce that we are once again open to all customers.  However, please note that we have moved to an appointment-only schedule.  We will no longer be able to take walk-ins. 

Appointments are limited and MUST be made ahead of time to comply with COVID-19 guidelines.  If you show up without an appointment, you will be turned away.

Fingerprint customers will be required to wear a mask, in accordance with the statewide mandate, and we ask that you show up as close to your appointment time as possible so we can avoid crowding and maintain safe social distancing in the hallways.  Customers who are more than 10 minutes late will be asked to reschedule.

CPL customers may use the following link to start their application and schedule an appointment:  https://spokanepdwa.permitium.com/ccw/start  

CPL appointments are offered from 10:00 am-3:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10:00 am-1:45 pm on Wednesdays.

Your fingerprint appointment is part of the CPL application process.  Please do not schedule or pay for a separate appointment using the Fingerprinting Services page.  You only need to schedule once using the link provided above.

All other fingerprint customers may schedule appointments here: https://spokanepdwa.permitium.com/fingerprint/start  

We provide fingerprint services for: general fingerprinting, criminal justice applicants, contract applicants, cab and adult entertainer licensing, Geiger work crew, 24-hour applicants, Medical Lake booking orders, and identity theft victims.  More information about each of these categories can be found at the Fingerprint Services link provided above. 

Appointments for general fingerprinting are available Tuesday mornings between 8:30 am-9:45 am; Wednesday afternoons from 2:15 pm-3:15 pm; or Fridays 8:30 am-3:15 pm. 

If you have questions about any of these services, contact numbers are provided on each of the scheduling pages.

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