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
Crime scene protection
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
Upon request, the Posse provides security checks on residences while the resident(s) are away. To request this service, please fill out and return the Vacation Request Form, available in PDF or WORD.