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WACOPS 2019 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLEClick Here  for the fillable application. 

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!


2018 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year (LEOY) Award Nominations  -NOMINATIONS CLOSED! The winner will be announced at the WACOPS Winter January 23-25, 2019 Membership Meeting in Olympia. Support and encourage your fellow law enforcement officers by attending this event. Contact Amanda Fields, for more information at [email protected].

NOVEMBER 30th Deadline
This prestigious award honors and bring distinction to the Officer, the Profession, and the Department. Recognize a current WACOPS member who has exhibited an exceptional and outstanding performance of duties by nominating them for the coveted WACOPS Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award. Complete the LEOY Nomination Form & submit supporting documentation no later than November 30, 2018. Recognition and awards will be at the Winter WACOPS Membership Meeting, January 23-25, 2019 in Olympia. All Nominees should plan on attending. Contact Amanda Fields for nomination form or with any questions at [email protected].


  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.  


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 


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


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 


 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! 

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.

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