205 W 5th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
Monday - Friday8 AM - 5 PM
Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
This program is modeled after VIPS programs across the United States utilizing volunteer citizens. VIPS
two person teams patrol assigned areas; provide vacation property checks and Sheriff Office visibility
to enhance public safety. While on patrol, volunteers act as the eyes and ears of law enforcement reporting
suspicious activities without exposing themselves to risk. Volunteers may also perform security checks
or assist law enforcement with other activities such as traffic control at community events or major
incidents and neighborhood watch programs. They assist with transporting patrol vehicles for installation
of equipment and participate in reserve training scenarios.
For more information regarding this program or other volunteer positions please contact the Sheriff’s
Office at 509-962-7525.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.