Kittitas County Sheriff | Jail
Kittitas County Public Safety Building
205 West 5th Ste. 1
Ellensburg, WA 98926
New process for sending mail to an inmate. Download Instructions
The Kittitas County Jail is a division of the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office. It is located in the Public Safety Building in Ellensburg. Kittitas County Jail (KCJ) was built in the 1980s to house approximately 45 inmates. In 2012, the annex was completed, which significantly increased the number of beds and brought our total capacity to 209.
Our staff consists of the following positions:
- Superintendent of Corrections
- Correctional Lieutenant
- Correctional Sergeants
- Correctional Corporals
- Corrections Assistants
- Control room operators
- Law enforcement clerks
Corrections assistants and control room operators work 10-hour shifts. Kittitas County Corrections Deputies have full law enforcement authority when on duty under the direction of the Sheriff.
Applicants must meet these minimum requirements to apply for a Corrections Assistant position:
- 21 years old
- American citizen
- HS/GED diploma
- No felony convictions
- Possess a valid driver’s license
Please visit Human Resources for career opportunities for Control Room Operator and Forensic Technician positions. Please visit www.publicsafetytesting.com career opportunities for the position of corrections assistant.
New recruits are required to attend and successfully complete a 10 week (400 hours) at the Correctional Officer Academy at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien, Washington.
The academy focuses on custodial care, communicating with inmates, proper search techniques, and officer safety. Practical skills are developed through fictional scenes, quizzes and classroom instruction.
Upon graduation from the academy, new recruits receive their state certification and the honor and privilege of wearing the prison officer badge.
After the academy, deputies are trained using current technology, equipment and techniques to ensure the safety of staff and the prison population.
- defensive tactics
- Receipt of property/evidence
- Public relations
- Inmate programs
- Less lethal equipment
- Verbal Judo
- Crisis intervention
- CPR/1st aid
The Kittitas County Court System and the Kittitas County Jail believe in giving inmates the opportunity to continue to be a productive part of the community while incarcerated. We offer minimum security inmates the opportunity to work offsite for county maintenance, public works, fairgrounds service and solid waste.
We also offer programs for: Work Release, GED Preparation, School Release, and Inmate Work Team.
These programs are a privilege and can be terminated at any time.
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Kittitas County has zero tolerance and will thoroughly investigate every incident. We will protect victims, witnesses and those making a PREA claim. If you suspect that an inmate is being sexually abused or sexually harassed while incarcerated at this facility, please notify us by email at email@example.com or call us at ( 509) 962-7527. Click here for more information on PREA
VINELink (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) is a national service that provides victims of crime and other concerned citizens with timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders around the clock. Victims and other concerned citizens can sign up to be notified by phone, email, text message (SMS) or TTY device when an offender’s custody status changes. To register for the custody of an inmate at the Kittitas County Correctional Facility, navigate to the Prisoner List and click on the inmate’s name.
See our frequently asked questions.