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April 16, 2014
March Membership Update
Updated On: Mar 07, 2013
If you haven't had the opportunity to visit the WACOPS website recently, we hope you will take a few minutes to explore the new layout and features!

Over the last two months we've added new content and resources to make WACOPS.org your hub for staying connected to Washington's law enforcement community and the benefits available through WACOPS membership.

Here are a few highlights:

Sign Up to Receive WACOPS Legislative Updates


WACOPS Legislative Update keeps you informed and engaged in the conversations that matter most to Washington's law enforcement community.

Sign up today to receive weekly updates on important issues as the Legislative Session evolves as well as opportunities to make your voice heard when it matters most. Included with each weeks report is a tracking list with the status bills that WACOPS is supporting, opposing, and monitoring. Click here for recent updates.

A New Plan from Public Safety Employees Insurance


The PSEI page has been reformatted to make it easier to find forms, policy details and other resources. Check out details on our most recent policy addition exclusively for WACOPS members and their families, Voluntary Term Life Insurance provided by CIGNA. During the open enrollment period, which closes this Friday, March 8th you can purchase up to $50,000 in coverage without a medical exam.

WACOPS Meetings & Events


Our Events page has been expanded to keep you informed about opportunities to engage with others in the law enforcement community at the local, state and national level. Check back frequently for updates on meetings, trainings, and events that range from fun to formal.

Contact Us to add your events to the WACOPS calendar. Here are some upcoming events:

Traumas of Law Enforcement | SeaTac, WA March 11th

Some of the same issues that affect survivors come into play for officers with disabilities and those coping with trauma. Recognizing the importance of helping agencies provide appropriate support for survivors and injured or traumatized officers.

Collective Bargaining for Public Saftey Employees | Las Vegas, NV April 10th - 13th

Three-day seminar, for all public safety agencies and labor organizations, Personnel Directors, and Attorneys involved in public sector labor relations.

Registration fees are $650 per person; $550 per person if three or more attend from the same organization. Registration fees include attendance, lunch on the first two days of the seminar, all seminar materials, and a hospitality reception on the first evening.

Law Enforcement Memorial Ball | Seattle, WA April 13th

Join Behind the Badge for dancing to the music of "Brand X" - a fantastic performance by the Vancouver Police Department Pipe and Drum Band - presentation of the Foundations' Frank Kampsen Community Spirit Award - Best of Live Raffle - Live Auction (Fred Granados, auctioneer) in addition to our Silent Auction. Tickets are $75.00 per person - $150.00 per couple.

Fun with the Fuzz 5k | Bellingham, WA

April 20th

The Fun With the Fuzz 5K is a road race in Bellingham Washington to support the Behind the Badge Foundation. 100% of the proceeds from this race go directly to the foundation which is responsible for taking care of the families of fallen officers as well as maintaining the Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial located in Olympia.

National Police Week | Washington D.C.

May 13th - 16th

National Police Week draws in between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees. The attendees come from departments throughout the United States as well as from agencies throughout the world. This provides a unique opportunity to meet others that share a common brotherhood. These events are open to all law enforcement personnel and are an experience unlike any other.

2-Day Street Survival Seminar | Walla Walla, WA

May 30th - 31st

The goal and purpose of the Calibre Press Street Survival Seminar is twofold: Keep officers alive and give them the tools to enjoy a successful career in law enforcement. In order to accomplish this mission we need to tackle the realities and complexities of policing today for officers on the street.

Registration | Lifeline Training Website
Click here for more events...

Forms & Applications


In addition to providing online registration for events, many of the forms and applications that required downloading, printing, and mailing can now be submitted electronically.

For example, if you have children currently attending, or planning to attend, college next Fall don't let them miss out on the opportunity to recieve a WACOPS scholarship of up to $1,000. Eligible applicants, children of WACOPS members 17-21 years old, must submit their application by April 30th. Click here for scholarship details.

Communications & Networking


Does your guild have a website? If so, is your association one of the 17 WACOPS members currently using UnionActive to host your website? In anycase, if you know who is responsible for managing your organization's website, please let them know about the exciting opportunity of creating a UnionActive Network.

Enabling UnionActive's Network feature would allow for seamless statewide integration of our membership's user accounts, allowing your associations members to log into WACOPS site and receive statewide notifications without having to create a seperate account for each. To learn more contact WACOPS Communications Specialist, Mike Bogatay.

Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs


Jamie Daniels, Executive Director
Lee Reaves, Lobbyist
Lynn Jacobs, Office Manager

Mike Bogatay, Communications

1.800.887.2677

200 Union Ave SE
Olympia, WA 9850

www.WACOPS.org

Executive Board


Craig Bulkley, President
Dave Osman, Vice President
Dennis Diess, Secretary/Treasurer
Chris Tracy,
Tim Bennett
Darell Stidham
Brian Behrens
Jeff Lambier
Mark Lewis
Bryce Nelson
Fred Ruetsch

The Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs is a professional organization that has protected the rights and quality of life for sworn law enforcement officers before the Washington State Legislature for more than 50 years.


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