Press Release


New Hires at the Sheriff's Office

Kittitas County, WA - 09/23/2019 - Sheriff's Office hires Deputy Matt Dellinger, and Corrections Officer Justin Pringle.

Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office hired Deputy Matt Dellinger on August 18th.  Deputy Dellinger grew up in the Cle Elum area and we are happy to have him onboard.  He will be attending the Basic Law Enforcement Academy in December, where he will receive more than 700 hours of training.  Upon graduating from the academy, Deputy Dellinger will participate in a field training program that will last approximately three and a half months and will give him another 580 hours of on-the-job experience.

Corrections Officer Justin Pringle was hired on September 16th.  Officer Pringle grew up in the Wenatchee area and attended Central Washington University.  While attending college, he worked at several local businesses in Ellensburg.  We are excited to have Officer Pringle onboard.  He will attend a 160-hour Corrections Academy, followed by a two and a half month field training program.

Both of these new hires bring their enthusiasm and excitement for a new adventure.

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Contact: Commander Ben Kokjer 509-933-8218