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We are excited to announce that our next General Membership Meeting will be held at the fun and family friendly
GREAT WOLF LODGE in Grand Mound, WA
August 26-28.
  
We hope you will bring your family!
Along with regularly planned training, we’ve included a 2-hour spouse training to give your spouse a chance to look at your career with a fresh perspective.  Remember the Executive Board elections will take place too.
 Please RSVP with Amanda Fields at [email protected]. or log-in on the website and under “Quick Links” click on “Register for Fall General Membership Meeting and Elections.”
 You must reserve your rooms BEFORE July 24, 2019.
To Check out the waterpark and the hotel, visit their website at www.greatwolf.com/grand-mound.
You do not want to miss your chance to come to the this special WACOPS Membership Meeting.
See you soon at the waterpark!

 

 


Welcome Craig Bulkley as our newest WACOPS employee! Craig has been with WACOPS for many years and served as the president for 6 years prior to his retirement from Spokane Police Department in May 2019. With his Law Enforcement experience and passion, WACOPS is honored to have Craig as our new, "Membership Services Consultant." 

 To see our entire Executive Board and Staff click here.


 

The Draft Rules on training for the modified I-940/SHB 1064 are available.

DRAFT RULES 

If you have comments you can email them to Teresa Taylor, [email protected] or you can make comments at the CJTC website.  https://fortress.wa.gov/cjtc/www/ 

Please be aware, if you make a comment on the CJTC website you will not remain anonymous. If you desire to remain anonymous, please email Teresa. We agree to express your comments and concerns to the CJTC which will protect your identity.


LEOFF 2 - BENEFIT IMPROVEMENT ACCOUNT 2019

Please find below a series of document links related to the LEOFF 2 - Benefit Improvement Account. The first link is a short video providing an overview of the account, the need for a reliable funding mechanism, and why WACOPS supports HB2144. Following that link is a March 29, 2019 summary and Q and A provided by Executive Director, Teresa Taylor. Additionally, please find a joint letter from WACOPS and COMPAS. WACOPS is the largest law enforcement representative of LEOFF 2 pensioners. Funding the BIA is a high legislative priority as set by WACOPS members.

Video link

LEOFF 2 BIA Q&A April 4, 2019

Joint Letter between WACOPS and COMPAS

LEOFF 2 History  


Get Executive Director, Teresa Taylor's Comments on the Supreme Court Rules, March 21, 2019.

 


WACOPS 2018 LEGISLATORS OF THE YEAR AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The relationships we foster with members of the Washington State Legislature are essential to protecting the working conditions, pensions, and collective bargaining rights of our members. Therefore, in 2018 with enthusiasm and great respect, we have selected our (4) 2018 Legislators of the Year. Please click on the link below to see our valued 2018 Legislators! We hope for your continued support in 2019 and  thank you for all you've done to  help WACOPS in 2018.

2018 WACOPS LEGISLATORS OF THE YEAR | AWARD WINNERS YOUR SUPPORT OF WACOPS IS VALUED! 

INITATIVE 940 Consensus Agreement Bill Signing with WACOPS

The bill was delivered to Governor Inslee’s office for his signature and the signing ceremony was held, Monday, February 4th!   There will be plenty of work to do with rulemaking in the coming year, but the legislative piece is complete and WACOPS will continue to be there every step of the way. WACOPS WORKS FOR YOU!  Thank you to everyone who has helped and worked so hard to get where we are today. Pictured below: Bud Sizemore, Teresa Taylor, Chris Tracy, Julie Morley, Governor Inslee, Jeff DeVere and Senator Roger Goodman.

Taylor Governor and Julie Bill Signing Bud, Teresa, Chris and Jeff - I-940 Fix Bill Signing


Sergeant Ryan John, Honored as WACOPS 2018 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year!

  

Washington State Fish and Wildlife Sergeant, Ryan John received the honor of WACOPS 2018 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year at the Winter Membership Meeting on January 25 in Olympia.


 

January 30, 2019 |A Historical Day for WACOPS | SHB 1064 = UNANIMOUS VOTE from Senate. 


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 Read the WACOPS Statement and Opposition of Washington's Gun Initiative 1639 HERE!  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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  WACOPS Official App Is Here!

 

 Welcome to WACOPS 24/7 with our new official app, everything you love about WACOPS right at your fingertips. Don't be the last person to download our FREE official WACOPS Mobile App and keep up-to-date on how WACOPS is working for you. 

 Designed for members and friends of the Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs (WACOPS) to stay connected at all times. Featuring a calendar of events, videos, contact information for board members, messaging, and important notifications.  

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WACOPS Announces their 2018 Scholarship Recipients 

Each remarkable recipient, whose pride in their community along with hard work and dedication to further their schooling demonstrates why WACOPS has chosen to award each of them, $1,000 for their 2018-19 academic year.

Each year, WACOPS awards up to six, $1,000, scholarships to children of WACOPS members in good standing.  A desire for higher education, extra-curricular activities and hobbies are just a few of the criteria our Scholarship Review Committee uses to identify the award winners.

WACOPS would like to sincerely thank the Scholarship Review Committee and Chair, Tarina Rose-Watson who dedicated numerous hours of their personal time to review each of the 29 applications.

If you are interested in obtaining the WACOPS Scholarship Application email Amanda Fields, WACOPS Administrative & Events Specialist at [email protected] to be included on the scholarship email list. 

  Click here to view the 2018 WACOPS Scholarship Winners 

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Two WACOPS-Requested Bills Become Law

On March 23, Governor Inslee signed into law two WACOPS-requested bills: SB 6188 (Brady List) and SSB 6214 (PTSD as a presumed occupational injury).

Read how these new laws affect WACOPS members in a letter from Executive Director Teresa Taylor here

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Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs (WACOPS)

For more than 50 years, the Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs has been committed to supporting those who have dedicated their careers to protect and serve our communities as law enforcement officers by providing legislative representation, insurance products, and professional support. 


 

 

 

 

 Serving Those Who Serve! 

The WACOPS website serves to provide members within our state’s law enforcement community with legislative, upcoming training opportunities, scholarships, insurance and legal defense information, easy interaction with other WACOPS members, and more.

The site also serves as a membership database that features the vast membership information into one, easily navigated source, as well as a community forum where discussion topics may be posted for input by other officers and members.

Let us know what you think! We welcome suggestions to make it user-friendly and strive to be the "go-to" site for the latest news and updates.

And if you haven’t already, please take a moment to update your profile (upon log-in) to ensure your information is correct.


 

A special "Thank you for your Service" from the WACOPS Office family