Letter from the President re: Relationship Between WAFOP & NFOP
Thursday, 01 September 2022
Brothers and Sisters:
On behalf of the leadership of both the Washington Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) and the National Fraternal Order of Police (NFOP), we wanted to take a moment to reaffirm the strong relationship and connection between our two organizations.
Contrary to what you may have heard WAFOP is not severing ties with the national FOP. Any rumors suggesting that we are breaking away or severing ties is absurd and completely false.
The NFOP and the WAFOP are, in fact...
Spokane Police Officers and Support Staff Release Important Morale Study Report to Address Low Morale in the Department.
Wednesday, 29 June 2022
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Holt Widhalm, president of the Spokane Fraternal Order of Police, offered the following statement today in response to a report detailing morale in the Spokane Police Department.
“Today’s report is the culmination of a detailed, three-month effort to directly address the concerns of both commissioned and non-commissioned officers in the Spokane Police Department. I want to acknowledge Chief Meidl for his leadership and participation in this report. It is a concerning but i...
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Washington State Fraternal Order of Police and Benton County Sheriff’s Office have partnered together, along with an independent contractor with the Department of Justice, to provide Ukrainian law enforcement with critical medical supplies. As a community, we all feel compelled to respond and we are providing our community with a way they can help support the Ukrainian people. Helping Ukraine police officers, the brave men and women officers holding the line in their communities, is what we w...
WAFOP CRITICIZES LOW BAIL FOR SUSPECTS IN AMBUSH OF RENTON POLICE OFFICER
Tuesday, 14 September 2021
KENNEWICK, WA (Sept. 11, 2021) Members of the Washington Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) issued their support today for a Renton police officer who was ambushed in her marked patrol car Tuesday, criticizing the initial low bail for the accused suspects.
WAFOP President Marco Monteblanco condemned the shooting and chastised the judge for setting such low bail for an unprovoked, violent attack on the officer, who was shot at multiple times. King County prosecutors initially requested $...
WASHINGTON FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE APPLAUDS APPOINTMENT OF JON LAW AS INTERIM BENTON COUNTY SHERIFF
Wednesday, 18 August 2021
KENNEWICK (Aug. 18, 2021) - The Washington Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) issued the following statement today in support of the Benton County Commissioners’ appointment of Commander Jon Law as interim Benton County Sheriff.
“We want to applaud the Benton County Commissioners on their selection of Jon Law as interim Benton County Sheriff. Commander Law brings extensive law enforcement experience as a line officer to this position. He is the right person to lead the department and will...