JCSO SELF-REPORTING SYSTEM
WHAT IS IT?
An on-line reporting option for filing a report with Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. It can be accessed on your home computer by going to: www.jeffersonsheriff.org and clicking the link or by visiting the Sheriff’s Office and using the computer kiosk in the lobby.
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 9-1-1
WHO SHOULD USE IT?
If you want to report a crime that is not happening right now, that happened in Jefferson County, and you do not have a suspect you can use this option to make your report. If the answer is yes to all three of these conditions, you may use Self-Reporting. You must have an email address in order to Self-Report. Crimes that you may self-report include:
Fraud or Identity Theft where you have no suspect
Harassing Phone Calls from an unknown suspect
Hit and Run Accident with no injuries and no information on the other driver
Lost or Found Property
Malicious Mischief such as mailbox knocked over, keying of vehicle
Motor Vehicle Accident where a deputy did not respond at the time of accident
Theft of your Property and the value is $1500 or less
Traffic Complaint such as speeding that is no longer in progress
WHY SHOULD YOU USE IT?
In recent years the Sheriff’s Office has been called on to respond to increased calls with fewer deputies. Because deputies are dispatched to more urgent calls first, citizens calling for service on something that is no longer happening and/or where there is no suspect often have to wait to speak with a deputy. The ability to go on-line or file a report on the computer kiosk in the Sheriff’s lobby is a convenience to those citizens and allows deputies to be available for calls for something that is occurring now that may pose an immediate risk to public safety.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
You log on to the Self-Reporting form on your computer at home or the computer in the Sheriff’s Lobby, select the type of report you want to file, and fill out the information in the boxes. When you have completed the form, you click the submit button. If you are entering the information on your home computer, you have the option to print a copy of what you have submitted. This is not a case report or incident report. There will be a reference number on your printout. You do not have the option to print a copy of what you have submitted if you are entering the information in the Sheriff’s lobby. If you use this option, you may want to write down your reference number. The Captain on duty the morning after you submit your information will review it, approve it, and assign a case number. When your information has been assigned a case number, our system will send you an email telling you the case number. If necessary, a deputy may contact you to request follow up information.
If you need a copy of your incident report, once you have received your case number you may call (360) 385-3831 option 0 or come in to the Sheriff’s office to make a records request for your report.
I DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER?
I CAN NOT USE A COMPUTER?
I CAN NOT COME TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE?
I DO NOT HAVE AN EMAIL NUMBER?
Call (360) 385-3831 and press 1 to speak to Dispatch where your request will be referred to a deputy.
DO NOT USE SELF-REPORTING IF:
You have an emergency---Dial 9-1-1
The crime is happening now
You know or suspect you know who did it
Your crime happened outside of Jefferson County
Stolen property is worth more than $1500
You are not the victim of the crime
The crime happened on a State Highway (call State Patrol)
Both state and federal laws govern the use of firearms. Here in Washington, most state firearm laws are found in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW Chapter 9.41) while many federal laws and regulations are listed in the United States Code. Although these two legal reference sources are informative, they are not all-inclusive, and additional firearm restrictions apply in certain cases. This article has eight pages including: General Information, Possession of a Firearm, Carrying Handguns Without a License, Obtaining A Concealed Pistol License, Leaving a Pistol in A Vehicle, Use of a Firearm By A Minor, Short Barreled Shotguns and Rifles, and The Use of Deadly Force.