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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.
The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office
has a highly regarded unit of approximately 20 volunteer Reserve personnel who hold
commissions as law enforcement officers. These deputies provide the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office and the
the county in excess of 5,000 hours of volunteer service per year.
The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office accepts applications throughout the year, at which time all applications are screened for acceptance. Those individuals meeting our requirements are then required to pass an oral board/interview. Candidates completing this process are then required to pass a polygraph exam and a psychological exam.
Successful candidates are then required to attend and complete the state-mandated Reserve Academy. The
Sheriff's Office coordinates an annual Reserve Academy which is accredited by the Washington State Criminal
Training Commission and is in excess of 330 hours in length. This academy is conducted from January through
Cadets completing this process are furnished with uniforms and a ballistic vest.
Reserve deputies are required to provide a minimum of 16 hours per month to remain active. Monthly reports
detailing activity. Ongoing training is provided on a bi-monthly basis.
Although the primary duties of the Reserve Deputies are to augment the Patrol and Corrections Division's
of the Kittitas
County Sheriff's Office, they are permitted to work solo-status once they have obtained a desired level
which is evaluated through a field training program.
Some of the assignments worked in this capacity are responding to 911 calls, traffic emphasis, arrest
prisoner transports, School security, community events and court security.
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.