The Reserves serve in a mostly volunteer status and will begin working with full-time Officers. In the fall the Reserves will support the School Resource Officer and work in the schools.
Left to right standing – Reserve Coordinator Sgt Brett Koss, Bryce McCoy, Clayton Self, Jason Ramsey, Steve Harpel Sitting – Linney Clark, Krystal Karam, Zerafin Gonzalez, Saley Molina, Daniel Ashby
EPD 2014 Reserve Graduation Video
The Ellensburg Police Department re-established its Reserve Officer Program in the Spring of 2009. Reserve officers have had a long history with the Ellensburg Police Department. Many of our current officers, including our current police Captains and three of the Sergeants began their law enforcement careers as Ellensburg Police Reserve Officers.
Newly commissioned reserve officers work with full-time officers to achieve proficiency in patrol duties. Each of our reserve officers is required to perform no less than 16 hours of volunteer time per month. The current monthly average per officer is 36 hours.
Duties of Reserve Officers Include:
- Providing security capacity at Ellensburg High School and Morgan Middle School
- Participating in Labor Day weekend events
- Downtown foot patrol
- Underage drinking enforcement
- Ongoing training in firearms, OC pepper spray and administrative matters
For more information on becoming a EPD Reserve Officer click here.