Sheriff's Posse

Klickitat County Sheriff's Posse, c. 1941

Klickitat County Sheriff's Posse, c. 1941
The Klickitat County Sheriff's Posse is made up of citizen volunteers working in a partnership with the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office to reduce crime throughout Klickitat County.  This is accomplished by establishing and maintaining a safe living environment for the citizens, which includes the right of all persons within Klickitat County to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions and to live, travel, and exist in peace. 

Members of the Posse are NOT law enforcement officers but local citizens who have agreed to assist the Sheriff's Office with certain tasks such as: 

  • Crime prevention patrols
  • Vacation house checks
  • Air wing support and training
  • Animal control
  • Mounted search and rescue 
  • Mounted and unmounted security for various functions
  • Security patrols
  • Crime scene protection
  • Evidence searches
  • Participation in local parades
  • Participation in rodeo events
  • Supervise inmate work crews
  • Other mounted or unmounted activities/duties as directed by the Klickitat County Sheriff