Welcome to the Kittitas County Corrections Center
Kittitas County Public Safety Building
205 West 5th Ste. 1
Ellensburg, WA 98926
The Kittitas County Corrections Center is a division of the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office. It
is located in the Public Safety Building in Ellensburg. The Kittitas County Corrections Center (KCCC)
was built in the 1980's to house about 45 inmates. In 2012 the Annex was completed which significantly
increased bed space and brought our total capacity to 235. We currently house about 110 inmates.
Our staff is made up of the following positions:
- Corrections Commander
- Corrections Lieutenant
- Corrections Sergeants
- Corrections Corporals
- Correction Officers
- Control Room Operators
- Law Enforcement Clerks
Corrections Officers and Control Room Operators work 12 hour shifts. Kittitas County Corrections Officers
have full law enforcement authority while on duty at the direction of the Sheriff.
Applicants must meet these minimum requirements to apply for a Corrections
- 21 years of age
- US citizen
- HS Diploma/GED
- No felony convictions
- Possess a valid driver's license
Please visit Human Resource for career opportunities for the positions
of Control Room Operator and Law Clerk. Please visit www.publicsafetytesting.com
for career opportunities for the position of Corrections Officer.
New hires are required to attend and successfully complete a 4 week (160 hours) Corrections Officer
Academy at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien, Washington.
The academy focuses on custody care, inmate communication, proper search techniques, and officer safety.
Practical skills are developed through mock scenes, quizzes, and class room instruction.
At the academy graduation, new hires are awarded their state certification and the honor and privilege
of wearing the Corrections Officer badge.
Following the academy, Officers are trained using current technology, equipment and techniques to ensure
safety of the staff and inmate population.
- Defensive Tactics
- Gang Identification
- Property/Evidence Intake
- Public Relations
- Inmate Programs
- Less lethal equipment
- Verbal Judo
- Crisis Intervention
- CPR/1st Aid
The Kittitas County Corrections Center offers a College Internship Program for current college students.
Interns are exposed to the many aspects of the facility and its operations including duties such as
fingerprinting, property intake, cell searches, inmate transports, criminal investigations and public
Interested students must complete an application and participate in a background investigation conducted
by Kittitas County Corrections Center. If you are interested, please contact Lt. Stredwick (509) 962-7643
or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kittitas County Judicial System and the Kittitas County Corrections Center believe in giving Inmates
an opportunity to continue being a productive part of the community while being incarcerated. We provide
opportunities for minimum security inmates to work off site for County Maintenance, Public Works, Fairgrounds
Department and Solid Waste.
We also provide programs for: work release, GED preparation, school release, and inmate work crew.
These programs are a privilege and maybe terminated at any time.
View our frequently asked questions.