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The upcoming Winter General Membership Meeting and Legislative Reception will be held at

Olympia’s Hotel RL February 10-12, 2020



Our meeting will feature briefings, strategy sessions, lobbying information, legislative speakers, individual meetings with local legislators during WACOPS annual Day on the Hill, as well as our highly anticipated Legislative Reception. For Registration click HERE!

The Winter/Legislative Meeting DRAFT Agenda

From the CJTC
  On "Independent Investigations"
December 9, 2019

 Executive Director, Teresa Taylor responds to inquiry from Seattle Times regarding the implementation of Initiative 1639 November 22, 2019 

Click Here 


During the  

House Public Safety Work Session

November 21, 2019


 The Washington Homicide Investigators Association (WHIA) sent a letter to the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) concerning the Law Enforcement Training and Community Safety Act.

Read Letter here


As a member of the IUPA Executive Board, WACOPS President, Chris Tracy, recently met with President Trump in the White House. 

The meeting focused on public safety policy, including enhancing the nation's respect for the law enforcement profession and the rule of law, and support for a number of proposed bills that would benefit law enforcement officers across the country, including here at home.



Get Your Washington Law Enforcement Guild or Association to Join WACOPS!

For a New Member Application and a Guild Roster Information Form

Click HERE 


 How the Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs has Reacted to the Draft Rule on Completely Independent Investigations.

Please Read Teresa Taylor's Letter to Sue Rahr, Director of the CJTC. 

The Fall Membership Meeting and Election at the GREAT WOLF LODGE in August 2019 was a Success! We want to thank everyone who attended. See you at the next General Membership meeting!




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.



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.


  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.  

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