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Washougal Officer Honored as

2019 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year 

The Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs’ Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award is for Officers who have demonstrated exceptional and outstanding performance of duty and courage which brings distinction to the officer, their department, and the law enforcement profession. Officer Francis Reagan has been recognized for his selfless bravery and the honor he brought to the law enforcement profession. 

Officer Reagan was chosen after being nominated by his peers and upon review and selection by the WACOPS elected Executive Board.

Officer Reagan’s bravery on May 4, 2019, was honorable and selfless. He heard the dispatch call regarding a screaming woman. Once on scene, he discovered the woman was trapped in the raging Washougal River. Unable to free her he climbed in the cold, dangerous river to hold the exhausted woman’s head above water. He remained in the freezing and swift Washougal River, protecting this woman from drowning, nearly 40 minutes until additional rescue teams arrived. There is no doubt that without his swift actions, the woman would have been lost to the river. Officer Reagan has exemplified the selfless bravery officers display every day in this profession.  

The WACOPS Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award is an honor not only for the recipient, but for our profession.   WACOPS is confident that our members do heroic and significant things each day.  This recognition reminds us all how noble a profession it is.

 

 

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  FINAL DRAFT RULE 

 
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 

 
 
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TERESA TAYLOR'S TESTIMONY

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!

 

 


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