WELCOME TO WASPC

Welcome to the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs website. We are working to provide our members and stakeholders with a user friendly website to access important information on WASPC programs, projects, and services. Key improvements we hope you will experience include: ease of finding information; less information behind the members only "wall"; and universal web browser compatibility.

If you notice that something is broken or you have any suggestions for improvement, please let us know. Deb is always happy to discuss how WASPC can better serve our members and stakeholders. Deb can be reached at (360) 486-2380 or [email protected].

Please note: most of our website is public. If you would like access to the members only section, please submit a membership application.


MASS SHOOTINGS WORK GROUP REPORT

Improved training for school resources officers, a mandated multi-stage threat assessment process, better communication about extreme protection orders and more accessible and effective mental health services are a few of the top 25 recommendations of a special Washington Mass Shootings Work Group.  Read the report here.

The 200-page report was finalized and sent to legislators this week by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC).  The 2018 legislature tasked WASPC to convene a work group “to develop strategies for identification and intervention against potential perpetrators of mass shootings, with an emphasis on school safety.”

Thirteen representatives of law enforcement, educators, mental health experts, and community groups, met nine times between April and November to craft the recommendations.         

The recommendations were not prioritized by the Work Group, and the Work Group deliberately chose to adopt them without consideration of the possible financial implications to the state, should they be implemented. 

 


WASPC CONFERENCES

For information about all of WASPC's conferences including registration, program, conference presentation downloads, and lodging information, please click here.  For exhibitor information, please click here.


Benefits of Membership

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs values: a mission-driven association; quality services; honesty and integrity; accountability and responsibility to our members; diversity; public/private partnerships; competent, professional staff; membership involvement and progressive innovation. WASPC offers four types of membership: life, active, associate, and affiliate. Membership within WASPC offers numerous benefits at all levels.

Click here for more information or join today!

Executive Director Updates

12/7/2018 - Executive Director Update
11/21/2018 - Executive Director Update
11/7/2018 - Executive Director Update
11/1/2018 - Executive Director Update
10/19/2018 - Executive Director Update