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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 Fall Membership Meeting

All WACOPS member guilds are encouraged to attend the fall meeting.  We will be at the beautiful Enzian Inn in Leavenworth, WA. 

September 12, 13 and 14. 

Enzian Inn Leavenworth

Click here for the full agenda,

8 hours of training!  Click HERE for the Fall Membership Training flyer and read below:

Training  -- 
A.  Law Enforcement Unions in a Post Janus World -- Presented by Will Aitchison, Labor Relations Information Systems.

The presentation will cover how law enforcement labor organizations around the country are dealing with the Janus decision.  Attendees will learn the options available for dealing with the "free rider" problem, whether contracts need to be reopened to address Janus, the emerging notion of "pay-to-play" representation, and how legal defense plans are becoming the subject of much debate.

Graphic to highlight a key point Union Presidents are encouraged to attend! 

B.  Protecting & Serving the Law Enforcement Culture: How to honor the profession and enhance public safety in challenging times -- Presented by Mark Lewis, LM2 Consulting Inc. (Bellevue Retired)

The presentation will cover the history of the profession and the way today's pressures (inadequate staffing, negative media, the "entitled society") are impacting the profession, its proud culture, and its future. By attending this presentation you will have a better understanding of how the profession has changed in recent decades and what you can do to maintain law enforcement's autonomy in defining and enforcing its proud and honorable culture.  

C.  Kindness Citations: A ticket to better public relations -- Presented by Jason Hattrick, lifevest inside

This presentation will expose you to a program taking Clark County Washington by storm.  Lifevest inside is a non-profit organization actively looking to partner with law enforcement to work cooperatively spreading kindness.  It may sound like a gimmick, but it's really a first step to promoting law enforcement's integral role in supporting and promoting a healthy community.  Lifevest inside takes a proactive approach to prevent negative social issues such as bullying, substance abuse, depression, crime and more.  By attending this training you will learn how this grass-roots program is creating positive interactions between law enforcement and the public.  You will learn how your own department may be able to launch a Kindness Citation program in partnership with WACOPS and lifevest inside.  While the implementation of any program like this one will require the buy-in and support of your department's management team, by attending this session you will be inspired to look for acts of kindness in your own community, respond to those acts with encouragement, and maybe....work to promote lifevest inside with your department's leadership.  

Members will also conduct crucial WACOPS business.

Please let us know you plan to attend by clicking HERE to register.

Please contact the Enzian Inn directly @ 509-548-5269  to reserve your room(s) with our EVENT CODE #10147,  BEFORE August 11th ($105 single and $115 double).

We can't wait to see you all in Leavenworth!   

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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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I-940 Update - March 9, 2018

A joint letter to members from WACOPS and FOP re: Legislative action on use of deadly force


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. 


McNeely Honored as 'Law Enforcement Officer of the Year'

Tacoma Police Department Officer Aaron McNeely received the honor of "WACOPS 2017 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year" at the Winter Membership Meeting on January 26 in Olympia.

KING-5 News coverage:  http://kng5.tv/2BDol5p 

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 I-940 Update - March 9, 2018

A joint letter to members from WACOPS and FOP re: Legislative action on use of deadly force


I-940 UPDATE - March 8, 2018:

WACOPS members: Read an update here to our opposition to I-940.


 I-940 UPDATE - December 29, 2017

WACOPS Executive Director Teresa Taylor is quoted in an article on an I-940 signature gathering update in the Seattle Times.


I-940 UPDATE - December 15, 2017

WACOPS President Craig Bulkley provided a letter to members today on our shared position with statewide law enforcement on Initiative 940. Read the full letter here.


Law enforcement came together Dec. 6 and issued a statement on I-940. Read the entire press release at: http://bit.ly/2ABX3xy 

Serving those who serve

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