Domestic Violence

General Information

In 2014, the Ellensburg Police Department responded to 379 domestic violence calls. Domestic violence is a title added to any number of crimes such as:

  • Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Harassment
  • Malicious mischief
  • Rape
  • Stalking

If someone victimizes a blood relative, someone related by marriage, or someone they reside with, the incident is considered domestic violence. Domestic violence is widespread and not limited to sex, race, or socioeconomic levels.


No one deserves to be beaten or threatened and no one should have to live with that fear.

The Ellensburg Police Department is committed to effectively responding to domestic violence calls, holding the offender accountable for their criminal acts, providing resources to victims, and working in coordination with our partners to find meaningful ways of dealing with domestic and family violence.

ASPEN (Abuse Support and Prevention Education Now)

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence and you’d like more information, please call ASPEN at (866) 925-9384. All services of ASPEN are free and confidential. To make a report with law enforcement, call the Ellensburg Police Department at (509) 962-7280 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

For information, please view the following pages from the ASPEN brochure:


For more information, please view:

For information, you can also email ASPEN or visit Crisis Line