2024 Political Candidate Endorsement Questionnaire

Welcome to the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) candidate endorsement questionnaire. As the State's largest labor advocate for front-line peace officers, we take the responsibility of endorsements very seriously. We require all candidates seeking our endorsement to complete this step. Your responses in consultation with our local member organizations will inform our endorsement process. We may request an interview to get to know you better.

We are committed to ensuring those who we endorse support the values and priorities that enable us to exceed the expectations of those we serve. WACOPS is a non-partisan organization and candidates are endorsed based on their positions on issues important to our membership. With over 65% of Washington's rank and file fully commissioned officers as members, WACOPS works with policymakers to influence outcomes critical to peace officers and their families.

To earn the endorsement of our members, we expect candidates to share our values and articulate how they would use their position, if elected, to enact laws that protect and stop laws that erode the rights and quality of life of officers. Your responses to the following questions will help us determine where our priorities align.

Note: If you are running in a local or judicial race, please contact WACOPS prior to starting the questionnaire. This questionnaire is designed for statewide and legislative races.

2024 Candidate Endorsement Questionnaire