The Ellensburg Police Department is committed to responding to all requests for identifiable public records in a timely manner.
Make a Public Disclosure Request
To obtain a copy of an EPD report, manual or other record, please use the following procedures:
Download the Public Record Request Form
Send a completed Records Request Form to
, fax to 509-925-7281 or mail to:
Ellensburg Police Department
100 N Pearl St
Ellensburg, WA 98926
You may make a walk-in request at the Ellensburg Police Department during business hours. You will receive a response within five business days.
COST FOR PUBLIC RECORDS
There is no fee for inspecting public records.
• Printed copies - $.15 per page (Per RCW 42.56.120)
• Other media such as disks will cost $1.00 per disk.
Payments by cash, check or money order payable to the “City of Ellensburg”. EPD does not accept credit cards.
RESPONSE FOR REQUESTS
Within five business days of receipt of the request, the Records Department will do one of the following:
• Make the records available for inspection or copying.
• Provide a reasonable estimate when records will be available.
• Contact requestor to request clarification.
• Deny the request citing the reason for denial.
Any records or portion of records that are exempt from disclosure will be withheld or redacted. We will specify the exemption that applies to any documents withheld or redaction made.
Common exemptions: See RCW 42.56
, RCW 10.97
, RCW 13.50
, RCW 46.52
Records Index - There is no single index of City records. The City of Ellensburg Police Department has determined that maintaining a central index of City records is unduly burdensome, costly, and would interfere with City police operations due to the number and complexity of records generated as a result of the wide range of police activities.