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Concealed Pistol Licenses

• CPL applications and renewals will be processed by appointment only.  City of Ellensburg residents, please call 509-962-7280, or send us an email to schedule an appointment.  

• To save time and continue practicing social distancing, we ask that you fill out your CPL application prior to your appointment, if possible.  Go to the Washington State Department of Licensing’s website for printable forms.

• We value your safety and the safety of our employees, so Records Specialists will wear a mask, gloves, and eye protection while fingerprinting.  

• CPL fees: $49.25 new application, $32 renewal, $42 late renewal, $10 replacement.  Please have cash or check ready at the time of appointment.  

Public Disclosure Requests

• If you would like to make a public records request, we encourage you to do so via email, via phone at 509-962-7280, via fax at 509-962-7281, or get the form online.

The Ellensburg Police Department maintains peace and order by protecting our community.
  • We have 29 sworn officers who, together, continue to keep total property crime rates down
  • Our Animal Shelter continues to reduce the number of animals needing to be shelter housed
  • We are engaged with our community through National Night Out, Cop on Top, the Citizen's Academy and many other community-based programs

2022 EPD Annual Report

2022 EPD Annual Report

Upcoming Events:

Reserve Academy

The purpose of the Reserve Officer Program is to train and equip state certified Reserve Officers to augment full-time officers for patrol duties. The application period has closed. Check back in 2024.

In the summer

National Night Out

Each year on the first Tuesday in August, this event is celebrated in communities throughout the United States. Join us on August 1, 2023 from 6-8 p.m. at Veteran's Memorial Park.

Cop on Top  (view past flyer)

A partnership with Special Olympics, Cop on Top helps raise awareness and funds for local athletes with intellectual disabilities.

In the fall

Citizens Academy 2023 Flyer Opens in new window

The Citizen’s Academy is a program designed to provide participants a working knowledge of the Ellensburg Police Department. Classes and discussions provide a foundation where citizens learn about the duties and responsibilities of our department and the citizen’s role in the interaction of police. Applications have closed. Check back in 2024!

Other events

Coffee with a Cop

Gathering at various business hosts in our community, law enforcement officers meet with the community for conversation and coffee.


Cell Phones and Teens Talk 

What every parent needs to know about the impact of cell phone use, technology and social media.