Gene Dana is on his fifth term as the elected Sheriff. He has been in law enforcement for over 45 years, serving with the Washington State Patrol for 25 years. He is the longest currently serving elected Sheriff in the State and the longest serving Sheriff in the History of Kittitas County. He has served as President of the Washington Sheriffs' Association, President of the Ellensburg Rodeo Board, President of the Ellensburg Rotary and on the WASPC Executive Board. He serves on the KITTCOM executive board and the Law and Justice Council. The Sheriff is responsible for law enforcement, corrections, civil division, emergency management, search and rescue and marine patrol.

Mission Statement

To protect all people, keep the peace, and uphold the Constitution of the United States.