Kittitas County Sherrif's Department
The mission of the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office is to treat the people with respect and dignity while accepting the duties and responsibilities required by law and to serve faithfully and honestly. To safeguard lives and property, protect against deception, intimidation and disorder. To investigate diligently those crimes and activities which violate law, while utilizing professional and cost effective standards and techniques available to law enforcement.
Gene Dana is on his fifth term as the elected Sheriff. He has been in law enforcement for over 41 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 is the President of the Washington Sheriffs' Association, President of the Ellensburg Rodeo Board, past president of the Ellensburg Rotary club, serves on the KITTCOM executive board and the Law and Justice Council. He is on the State Anti-terrorism Task Force and the State Attorney's Identity Theft Task Force. The Sheriff is responsible for law enforcement, corrections, civil division, emergency management, search and rescue and marine patrol.