Police Officers Powers Act

General Authority Peace Officer - Powers of, Circumstances.

In addition to any other powers vested by law, a general authority Washington peace officer who possesses a certificate of basic law enforcement training or a certificate of equivalency or has been exempted from the requirement therefor by the Washington state criminal justice training commission may enforce the traffic or criminal laws of this state throughout the territorial bounds of this state, under the following enumerated circumstances:

  • Upon the prior written consent of the sheriff or chief of police in whose primary territorial jurisdiction the exercise of the powers occurs;
  • In response to an emergency involving an immediate threat to human life or property;
  • In response to a request for assistance pursuant to a mutual law enforcement assistance agreement with the agency of primary territorial jurisdiction or in response to the request of a peace officer with enforcement authority;
  • When the officer is transporting a prisoner;
  • When the officer is executing an arrest warrant or search warrant; or
  • When the officer is in fresh pursuit, as defined in RCW 10.93.120.
Background Information: In an attempt to decrease the cumbersome process of disseminating written consent notifications WASPC has created this webpage to serve as a repository for such notifications. Rather than having each agency in Washington State send consent letters to all agencies in Washington State, WASPC has created a blanket form to be submitted to WASPC by the granting agency where it will be electronically stored for retention and reference by all agencies.

Instructions: Please complete this form electronically.The form will be scanned and filed electronically on this webpage for reference by participating agencies. If you have any questions please contact Deb Gregory at 360-486-2382 or dgregory@waspc.org. Please also print, sign, and retain a copy of the form for your records.

Disclaimer: Neither the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, nor any officer, employee, member or agent of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs warrants or guarantees the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information posted on or distributed by or made accessible on this website and shall not be liable for any losses caused by or damages related to such reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. The information is subject to change without notice. Any person or entity who relies on information obtained from this website does so at his or her own risk.

Responding Agencies: 

Adams County Sheriff's Office (Updated 09/06/13)
Algona Police Department (Added 04/29/14)
Airway Heights Police Department
Anacortes Police Department
Arlington Police Department  (Updated 03/27/17)
Asotin Police Department (Updated 04/26/16)
Asotin County Sheriff's Office
Auburn Police Department  (Updated 04/27/16)
Bainbridge Island Police Department (Updated 04/27/16)

Battle Ground Police Department (Updated 12/27/12)
Bellevue Police Department  Updated 6/15/15)
Bellingham Police Department (Added 12.04.13)
Benton County Sheriff's Office (Added 02.14.17)
Bingen-White Salmon Police Department (Added 05/31/13)
Black Diamond Police Department
Blaine Police Department (Added 09/29/14)
Bothell Police Department
Bonney Lake Police Department
Bremerton Police Department (Updated 04/27/16)
Brier Police Department (Updated 07/23/14)
Burlington Police Department (Added 7/15/15)
Camas Police Department (Updated 05/31/13)
Castle Rock Police Department (Added 04/15/13)
Centralia Police Department  (Updated 9/22/15)
Central Washington University Police Department
Chehalis Police Department
Chelan County Sheriff's Office
Cheney Police Department
Chewelah Police Department
Clallam County Sheriff's Office

Clark County Sheriff's Office (Updated 01/2015)
Clarkston Police Department
Clyde Hill Police Department (Added 06/07/13)
Colfax Police Department (Added 04/11/13)
College Place Police Department (Added 05/30/17)
Columbia County Sheriff's Office (Added 07/18/13)
Connell Police Department (Updated 07/21/14)
Coupeville Marshal's Office
Coulee Dam Police Department (Added 05/31/13)
Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office (Updated 8/3/2016)
Des Moines Police Department
Douglas County Sheriff's Office
DuPont Police Department (Updated 04.16.14)
Duvall Police Department (Added 05/07/14)
Eastern WA University Police Department (Added 04.21.14)
Eatonville Police Department (Added 10/18/12)
Edgewood Police Department (Added 04/15/13)
Edmonds Police Department (Updated 04/26/16)
Elma Police Department
Ephrata Police Department
Everett Police Department (Updated 07/23/14)
Evergeen State College Police Department (Added 01/25/13)
Everson Police Department (Added 04/11/13)
Federal Way Police Department (Updated 03/25/14)
Ferndale Police Department (Updated 02/14/17)
Ferry County Sheriff's Office (Updated 01/09/15)
Fife Police Department  (Updated 03/29/2016)
Fircrest Police Department (Added 09/07/2016)
Garfield County Sheriff's Office
Gig Harbor Police Department (Added 08/14/14)
Goldendale Police Department (Updated 11/12/15)
Grand Coulee Police Department
Grandview Police Department  (Updated 9/29/15)
Granger Police Department

Granite Falls Police Department
Grant County Sheriff's Office
Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office (Added 05/30/13)
Hoquiam Police Department
Island County Sheriff's Office (Updated 06/04/13)
Issaquah Police Department (Updated 04/26/16)
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (Updated 04/26/16)
Kalama Police Department (Updated 04/26/16)
Kennewick Police Department (Added 05/02/13)
Kent Police Department (Updated 04/15/13)
Kettle Falls Police Department
King County Sheriff's Office (Updated 03/27/14)
Kirkland Police Department (Updated 4/16/16)
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office (Updated 01/11/17)
Kittitas County Sheriff's Office
Kittitas Police Department
Klickitat County Sheriff's Office (Updated 01/08/15)
La Center Police Department (Updated 04/27/16)
Lacey Police Department
Lake Forest Park Police Department (Added 04/11/13)
Lakewood Police Department
Lake Stevens Police Department (Updated 09/19/16)
Langley Police Department (Updated 03/20/17)
Lewis County Sheriff's Office (Updated 01/30/15))
Liberty Lake Police Department
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Longview Police Department
Lynnwood Police Department (Updated 4/11/17)
Lynden Police Department (Updated 12/04/13)
Mabton Police Department  (Updated 06/14/17)
Mason County Sheriff's Office (Added 03/10/14)
Mattawa Police Department (Updated 11/4/16)
McCleary Police Department
Medina Police Department (Updated 10/15/14)
Mercer Island Police Department (Updated 04/28/16)
Mill Creek Police Department (Updated 04/26/16)

Milton Police Department (Updated 09/22/14)
Mossyrock Police Department
(Added 07/23/13)

Monroe Police Department (Added 09/10/12)
Montesano Police Department (Updated 03/10/15)
Morton Police Department
Moses Lake Police Department (Updated 01/10/17)
Mount Lake Terrace Police Department
Mount Vernon Police Department (Added 11/28/12)
Moxee Police Department
Mukilteo Police Department (Updated 01/05/17))
Normandy Park Police Department (Updated 09/22/16)
Oak Harbor Police Department (Updated 12/13/16)
Odessa Police Department (Added 4/11/17)
Olympia Police Department
Omak Police Department (Updated 0311/14)
Orting Police Department (Updated 04/26/16)
Oroville Police Department (Added 03/19/14)
Othello Police Department (Added 01/08/14)

Pacific County Sheriff's Office (Updated 08/31/12)
Pacific Police Department (Added 10/28/14)
Palouse - Garfield Police Department (Added 10/01/14)
Pasco Police Department  (Updated 01/14/16)
Pe Ell Marshal's Office (Updated 04/27/16)
Pierce Transit Public Safety
Port Angeles Police Department
Port Orchard Police Department  (Updated 01/10/17)
Port of Seattle Police Department
Port Townsend Police Department (Updated 04/20/16)
Poulsbo Police Department (Updated 03/08/17)
Prosser Police Department (Updated 04/02/13)
Puyallup Police Department
Pullman Police Department (Updated 04/26/16)
Quincy Police Department (Updated 9/29/2015)
Raymond Police Department (Updated 04/26/16)
Redmond Police Department (Updated 08/22/16)

Renton Police Department (Added 04/11/13)
Republic Police Department

Ridgefield Police Department (Updated 10/7/16)
Roy Police Department (Added 01/03/14)
Royal City Police Department
Ruston Police Department (Updated 03/23/15)
San Juan County Sheriff's Office (Updated 01/15/15)
Seattle Police Department (Added 09/27/12)
Sedro-Woolley Police Department (Updated 09/22/14)

Selah Police Department (Updated 06/17/13)
Sequim Police Department (Updated 01/10/17)

Shelton Police Department (Updated 11/24/14)
Skagit County Sheriff's Office
Skamania County Sheriff's Office (Added 01.13.17)
Snohomish Police Department
Snohomish County Sheriff's Office (Updated 07/08/13)
Snoqualmie Police Department (Updated 01/09/17)
Soap Lake Police Department (Added 01.31.17)
Spokane Airport Police Department (Added 05/09/14)
Spokane County Sheriff's Office (Updated 02/18/14)
Spokane Police Department (Updated 08/02/16)

Spokane Valley Police Department (Updated 03/02/17)
Springdale Police Department (Added 06/16/14)
Stanwood Police Department (Added 3/23/17)
Steilacoom Department of Public Safety (Updated 03.02.17)
Stevens County Sheriff's Office 

Sumas Police Department
Sumner Police Department
Sunnyside Police Department (Added 02/18/15)
Swinomish Police Department (Added 11/23/16)
Tacoma Police Department
Tenino Police Department (Updated 11/11/15)
Thurston County Sheriff's Office (Updated 06/02/2016)
Tieton Police Department (Added 02/05/15)
Tonasket Police Department (Updated 6/22/15)
Toppenish Police Department
Tukwila Police Department
Tumwater Police Department (Added 02/24/14)
Twisp Police Department (Updated 07/02/14)
Union Gap Police Department (Updated 02/09/2016)
University Place Police Department
University of Washington Police Department (Added 5/6/15)
Vancouver Police Department (Updated 04/16/14)
Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office (Added 03/04/13)
Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office (Updated 05/14/14)
Walla Walla Police Department (Added 6/7/17)
Wapato Police Department (Updated 8/3/15)
Warden Police Department
Washington State University Police Department
Washougal Police Department (Added 03/31/15)
Wenatchee Police Department  (Updated 10/05/16)
Western WA University Police Department (Added 09/10/12)
West Richland Police Department (Updated 06/14/17)
Whatcom County Sheriff's Office (Added 12/04/13)
Whitman County Sheriff's Office  
Winthrop Marshal's Office (Updated 09/08/16)
Woodland Police Department (Updated 06/30/17)
Woodway Police Department
WSU Vancouver Police Department
(Added 04/11/13)

Yakima County Sheriff's Office (Updated 1/2015)
Yakima Police Department 
Yelm Police Department
Zillah Police Department (Added 09/10/12)