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Concealed Pistol Licenses
• CPL applications and renewals will be processed by appointment only. City of Ellensburg residents, please call 509-962-7280, or send us an email to schedule an appointment.
• To save time and continue practicing social distancing, we ask that you fill out your CPL application prior to your appointment, if possible. Go to the Washington State Department of Licensing’s website for printable forms.
• We value your safety and the safety of our employees, so Records Specialists will wear a mask, gloves, and eye protection while fingerprinting.
• CPL fees: $49.25 new application, $32 renewal, $42 late renewal, $10 replacement. Please have cash or check ready at the time of appointment.
Public Disclosure Requests
• If you would like to make a public records request, we encourage you to do so via email, via phone at 509-962-7280, via fax at 509-962-7281, or get the form online.
The Ellensburg Police Department maintains peace and order by protecting our community.
We have 29 sworn officers who, together, continue to keep total property crime rates down
Our Animal Shelter continues to reduce the number of animals needing to be shelter housed
We are engaged with our community through National Night Out, Cop on Top, the Citizen's Academy and many other community-based programs
The purpose of the Reserve Officer Program is to train and equip state certified Reserve Officers to augment full-time officers for patrol duties. The application period has closed. Check back in 2024.
A partnership with Special Olympics, Cop on Top helps raise awareness and funds for local athletes with intellectual disabilities.
In the fall
The Citizen’s Academy is a program designed to provide participants a working knowledge of the Ellensburg Police Department. Classes and discussions provide a foundation where citizens learn about the duties and responsibilities of our department and the citizen’s role in the interaction of police. Applications have closed. Check back in 2024!