January 8, 2021- Members of the Washington Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) are committed to protecting the safety and rights of our citizens, including the right to peacefully assemble and protest. We do not, however, support protests that turn destructive or violent.
Regardless of the issue or the political position of the protestors, there is no room for violence, destruction of public or private property, or trespassing. We condemn such actions, will take appropriate steps to pre...
LEOFF Plan 2 Retirement Board Benefit Improvement Pricing Update
Thursday, 19 November 2020
The LEOFF 2 Board discussed the recently funded (2019 legislative session - $340M) benefit improvement account (BIA). Recall the intent/idea of the BIA was to establish a place/fund where money (state dollars really) could be placed to buy future benefit enhancements that would avoid a rate increase to fund. At the previous LEOFF 2 Board meeting, the Board asked staff to develop certain benefit improvement cost scenarios. Information regarding the BIA is at the following link https://leo...
WAFOP Statement on WA Supreme Court Benton County Sheriff Decision
Wednesday, 11 November 2020
(Kennewick, WA, November 10, 2020)
The Washington State Fraternal Order of Police previously released a statement supporting the Benton County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild’s decision to recall Sheriff Jerry Hatcher for violations related to improper engagement with labor, employment law violations and misuse of public funds and property.
WAFOP continues to support the guild’s recall efforts based on clear and overwhelming evidence after review by the Washington Supreme Court.
November 3, 2020 (Olympia, WA)
Having been asked by many of our members and others, the WAFOP issues the following statement on the current Team Blue initiative:
The Washington Fraternal Order of Police share Team Blue’s goal to ensure that law enforcement officers across Washington have the resources and tools they need to adequately protect the communities they serve.
However, this is the type of complex issue best resolved by the Legislature, where thoughtful deliberation and give...
King County DPAA Equity & Justice Workgroup's response to WAFOP's letter
Friday, 25 September 2020
On July 24, WAFOP sent a letter to King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg to discuss concerns regarding a proposal by the Equity and Social Justice Workgroup that we felt was dangerous to public safety and the image of peace officers in the King County Area and beyond.
On September 23, we received a response from the Attorney's Office. Below is that letter in full. We are sharing this to ensure that members of law enforcement and the community are kept educated on the s...
For Immediate Release
Contact: Marco Monteblanco, President, WAFOP
E-mail: [email protected]
(Olympia, WA, August 5, 2020) The Washington State Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) Legislator of the Year Award is presented to a member of the House and Senate of the Washington State Legislature for demonstrating leadership in supporting and/or advancing legislation and polices that support public safety and law enforcement.
Representative John Lovick (D-Snoh...
WAFOP letter to King County DPAA Equity & Justice Workgroup
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
July 24, 2020
To: King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg
We are writing regarding the letter sent out on behalf of the King County DPAA Equity & Justice Workgroup, as well as the proposals presented by the same.
While we were disappointed in the language used in both the letter and the proposals, as it painted your peace officer partners in a negative light, we are more concerned with the workgroup’s proposal to significantly reduce the PAO’s partnership wit...