WASHINGTON FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE STATEMENT ON POLICE PURSUIT, DRUG POSSESSION BILLS
Thursday, 13 April 2023
KENNEWICK — April 14, 2023 — The Washington Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) today issued the following statement regarding two pieces of important public safety legislation being debated in Olympia:
“The members of the Washington Fraternal Order of Police support ESB 5352 as adopted by the House and believe that it creates a meaningful pursuit policy balance, will provide officers some additional tools to pursue people who commit crimes, and to determine when a vehicular pursuit is ap...
Help Support Jason Barsness on His Road to Recovery!
Thursday, 30 March 2023
Jason Barsness has been in law enforcement for over 24 years. The past seven years as a Police Sergeant for the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Prior to his role with the LCB, he was a Senior Police Officer for the Hampton Police Division in VA for 12 years and also served in the United States Army, Military Police, for 3 years. He has been married to his wife Jennifer for 22 years and has 3 children; Justin who is 19, Janelle who is 16, and Jessica who is 13.
WASHINGTON FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE APPLAUDS PROGRESS ON POLICE PURSUITS: ESB 5352 would provide needed adjustments for peace officers
Friday, 10 March 2023
KENNEWICK — March 9, 2023 — The Washington Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) issued the following statement in support of Engrossed Senate Bill 5352, addressing vehicular police pursuits:
“We appreciate the work of the Senate to ensure the discussion continues this session on police pursuits. Engrossed Senate Bill 5352 would provide key improvements to the current pursuit law and gives peace officers the tools they need to pursue offenders,” said Marco Monteblanco, president of th...
WASHINGTON FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE ADDRESSES POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY LEGISLATION: Supports 2SHB 1445 and opposes 2SHB 1025
Tuesday, 07 March 2023
KENNEWICK — March 6, 2023 — The Washington Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) issued the following statement regarding two bills aimed at improving law enforcement agency and peace officer accountability:
“The Washington Fraternal Order of Police supports Second Substitute House Bill 1445, which would give the Attorney General authority to investigate whether a law enforcement agencies’ insufficient policies, training, oversight practices or accountability systems create an atmosphere...
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