Sheriff Richard Skiles

Latah County's elected Sheriff, provides law enforcement, jail, 911 emergency and county-wide dispatch, and search and rescue services to Latah County on a 24-hour, 365-day-a-year basis. In addition, this office provides service of civil papers, drivers' licensing, vehicle identification inspections, concealed weapons permits, road condition reports, crime prevention, and community service programs Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Salvation Army and American Red Cross assitance referrals are made by this office. For jail visiting hours contact the office for scheduled times.

Concealed Weapons Applications are done at the Driver's License office at the Latah County Blaine Building, M-F from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Fingerprinting services are also available at the Driver's License office M-F from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Mission, Vision, and Values


The Latah County Sheriff’s Office is committed to protecting the lives, property and constitutional rights of all, to maintain order and to enforce the law in an ethical and professional manner. We are dedicated to treat people with respect, dignity and compassion.


The Latah County Sheriff's Office is committed to being a leader in law enforcement. We will develop the best trained, equipped, and committed professionals who demonstrate the highest standards of performance in partnership with our community.

  • Service: We will meet the needs of the public through problem solving, driven by honesty and compassion.
  • Teamwork: We will work as a part of our community, providing open communication to successfully achieve goals together.
  • Accountability: We will lead by example, holding each other and the community to a high standard of integrity and transparency.
  • Respect: We understand the responsibilities we are given and will hold life, families, and individuals in high esteem. We will not be biased and will honor our duties to the community.


Drug Tip Hotline

To report suspicious activity you think is drug related, call (208) 892-3898.

Sheriff Office Forms and Files

  • Sheriff Social