Welcome to the Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs (WASPC) web page.  The association was founded in 1963 and consists of executive and top management personnel from law enforcement agencies statewide. Our membership includes sheriffs, police chiefs, the Washington State Patrol, the Washington Department of Corrections, and representatives of a number of federal agencies. WASPC is governed by its executive board.

WASPC is the only association of its kind in the nation combining representatives from local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement into a single body, working toward a common goal. WASPC's function is to provide specific materials and services to all law enforcement agencies in the state, members and non-members alike. The 1975 legislature made WASPC a legal entity designating the association as "combination of units of local government." (RCW 36.28A.010)

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


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. 



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. For sponsorship 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.

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Executive Director Updates

2/1/2019 - Executive Director Update
1/30/2019 - Executive Director Update on I-940 Amendments
1/25/2019 - Executive Director Update
1/18/2019 - Executive Director Update
1/8/2019 - Executive Director Update
12/20/2018 - Executive Director Update