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Public Safety

Sheriff's Information

If you are having an emergency, dial 911

For non-emergencies call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

Visit the Spokane Sheriff’s website or view the contact list using the links below.

Sheriff John Nowels

Sheriff John Nowels


Sheriff’s Community Oriented Policing Effort
S.C.O.P.E. believes if law enforcement and citizens work together as a team toward a common goal, neighborhood groups can be organized to promote safety and prevent crime.

Sex Offender Watch

OffenderWatch® is updated instantaneously throughout the day as offender addresses and other offender information is updated. You may enter any address in the county and see real-time information on the publishable offenders within the specified radius of the address you enter.

Fire Department Information

If you are having an emergency, dial 911

Spokane County Fire District #3

Provides critical care, fire, and life safety to the approximately 30,000 citizens residing in the 570 square miles of Medical Lake, Spangle, and Southwest Spokane County.

Community Opportunities

SCFD3 offers a variety of opportunities for our community. If you, a group, or your business would like to learn more or request a class, please contact the Public Education Division.

Municipal Court

Medical Lake currently contracts our court services through Cheney Municipal Court. 

The mission of Cheney Municipal Court is to serve our citizens, adhering to the highest standards, by processing all cases timely and impartially using effective and efficient case management techniques, effectively monitoring enforcement of judgments, and exercising sound financial stewardship of public funds.

SCRAPS Animal Control

The City of Medical Lake requires that all dogs and cats within city limits be licensed with SCRAPS.

Building a more humane community, protecting public safety and ensuring animal welfare through compassionate, responsive, professional enforce­ment of laws and public policy.

Your Pet & The Law

Know your responsibilities to your animals, your neighbors, and the law.

License Your Pet

All dogs and cats over 6 months of age kept or maintained in Spokane County must be licensed with Spokane County within 30 days of being in the county. Dogs and cats that are in the county at least 30 days out of the year must be licensed with Spokane County.


Monday-Wednesday: 12 – 7 pm
Thursday: By appointment only
Friday: 12 – 7 pm
Saturday: 11 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday: By appointment only

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