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.

Services provided by Posse members include, but are not limited to:

  • Crime prevention patrols
  • Air wing support and training
  • Drug enforcement - by assisting the Sheriff's Office in shutting down illegal drug houses
  • Animal control enforcement
  • 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