Professional Development

WSLEA Supports Professional Development

WSLEA supports a variety of programs intended to benefit the law enforcement profession, including the following:


The Association sponsors Washington State Criminal Jwashington-state-criminal-justice-training-commissionustice Commission courses and seminars annually for certification of law enforcement officers to increase their knowledge, upgrade their skills and abilities, and promote professionalism. Topics range from specific technical training subjects to seminars which provide general information on current law enforcement topics.

The WSLEA Scholarship Committee has established a scholarship program for Law Enforcement Officers (Active and Reserve) wishing to pursue continuing education programs which are recognized by the Criminal Justice Training Commission.

 New course offerings:

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 To Register for courses:

  • For an updated list of classes being offered, click on the link to the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission website.  CJTC.
  • Professional development courses are held throughout the state during the year for continuing education purposes.
  • The courses offered are Criminal Justice Training Commission Courses which means that all law enforcement personnel taking the classes receive full CJTC credits.

To apply for scholarship funds:

Click on the link, complete the application and mail to WSLEA Continuing Education Program, 6947 Coal Creek Pkwy SE, PMB 447, Newcastle, WA  98059.  Continuing Education Scholarship Application.

To receive an application, send an e-mail to and indicate your name, department and a contact phone number.  You can also call 1-800-227 WSLE(9753) or mail your request to: WSLEA Continuing Education Program, 6947 Coal Creek Pkwy SE, PMB 447, Newcastle, WA  98059.

PATC Training Bulletin

The Public Agency Training Council has a training schedule update including:

  • Use of Force and Documentation – June 26-28, 2017 – Denver, CO
  • Forensic Pathology for Investigators – June 27-28, 2017 – Loveland, CO
  • On Scene Router Interrogation – June 30, 2017 – 10AM-12PM – WEBINAR
  • Social Networking Investigations – July 5-7, 2017 – 10AM-12PM Daily – WEBINAR
  • Snapchat Investigations and Forensics – July 10, 2917 – 10AM-12PM – WEBINAR
  • Oxygen Detective Essentials – July 14, 2017 – 9AM-1PM – WEBINAR
  • Hostage Negotiations, Phase III – July 17-21, 2017 – Denver, CO
  • Legal and Liability Issues in Schools – July 20-21, 2017 – Longmont, CO
  • Cell Mapping with DART – July 27, 2017 – 9AM-12PM – WEBINAR
  • 2017 Las Vegas Summer Training Conference – July 31-Aug 3 – UNLV Student Union
    • Ambush & Lethal Environment Recognition Training (A.L.E.R.T.)
    • First Line Supervision: Leadership and Management Skills
    • Recruiting, Hiring and Officer Retention
    • Responding to Veterans and Police Officers in Crisis
    • Investigating Citizen Complaints & Officer Misconduct for Supervisors
    • Response to Active Shooter and Terrorism Readiness
    • Fire and Arson Fatality Fire Scene Investigation
    • Kinesic Interview Techniques for Street & Road Patrol Officers
  • Vehicle Fire Investigation – August 1-3, 2017 – Denver, CO
  • Social Media and Community Outreach – August 7-9, 2017 – Rio Rancho, NM
  • Investigative Techniques Using Social Networking Sites – August 23-25, 2017 – Denver, CO
  • Basic Criminal Investigation: Tactics, Techniques & Procedures for New Investigators – August 29-31, 2017 – Brier, WA
  • Child Death Investigations: Child Death Scene to Court – September 18-19, 2017 – Casper, WY
  • Hostage Negotiations – Phase I and II – September 18-22, 2017 – Las Vegas, NV
  • Prisoner Control – September 20-22, 2017 – Denver, CO
  • Interviewing and Understanding Sexual Deviant Behavior – September 25-27, 2017 – Casa Grande, AZ
  • Forensic Pathology for Investigators – October 12-13, 2017 – Rio Rancho, NM
  • Smartphone Forensics and Cellular Technology Certification +SMART – October 16-20, 2017 – Westminster, CO
  • Five Stages of Interview & Interrogation Techniques – October 25-27, 2017 – Denver, CO
  • Leadership Skills for Challenging Times – November 7-9, 2017 – Denver, CO
  • Interviewing and Understanding Sexual Deviant Behavior – November 7-9, 2017 – Rio Rancho, NM
  • Forensic Pathology for Investigators – November 9-10, 2017 – Yakima, WA
  • Practical Kinesic Interview and Interrogation Phase I and II – December 4-8, 2017 – Longmont, CO
  • Detective and New Criminal Investigator – December 18-22, 2017 – Rio Rancho, NM

See the complete course schedules, course details, and registration information, including webinar training, at

Public Agency Training Council

Grant Alerts

Juvenile Justice Emergency Planning Demonstration Program – Available amount $50,000 to $150,000.  If your organization is interested in this funding opportunity, see the program requirements.  Deadline June 26, 2017.  Juvenile Justice Emergency Planning Demonstration Program.

Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to, Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse – Available amount $3,000,000.  If your organization is interested in this funding opportunity, see the program requirements.  Deadline July 10, 2017.  Regional Partnership Grants.

John R. Justice Program to attract and retain qualified local, sate, and federal public defenders and local and state prosecutors – Available amount $200,000.  If your organization is interested in this funding opportunity, see the program requirements.  Deadline July 18, 2017.  John R Justice Program.

23rd Annual NWGIA Training Conference

WSLEA is a sponsor of the Northwest Gang Investigator Association’s 23rd annual training conference for 2017, to be held in Spokane, WA May 15-19.  NWGIA represents law enforcement professionals investigating gang crimes and the implementation of prevention and intervention programs in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.  WSLEA has been a proud sponsor of NWGIA for the past three years.  For more information about NWGIA or the conference, visit

NWGIA sponsorship

HR-218 Qualification Shoot for Retired Law Enforcement Officers

WSLEA is a sponsor of the HR-218 qualification shoot for retired law enforcement officers.  The qualification is held at the Spokane Police Academy Range and is coordinated by Sgt. C. Crane, Range Master, and Robert T. Bro, Range assistant.  The shoot is open to any retired law enforcement officer, retired from any law enforcement agency, including Federal, State and Local.  WSLEA has been a proud sponsor for the past five years.  The 2017 shoot will be held on Wednesday, June 14th.  To reserve a shooting time or for more information contact Bob Bro at or (509) 953-5066.  See the following for more information and registration.  2016 HR-218 Qualification, BLEA Firearm Training, Liability Waiver, and Retired Qualification.

The National Campus Safety Summit

Las Vegas – February 22-24, 2017

The National Campus Safety Summit is a three-day gathering of university police chiefs and emergency management directors from around the nation.  Keynotes include:

  • Yale University Police
  • Iowa State University Police
  • Ohio University Police
  • Northern Arizona University’s Emergency Management Office
  • FBI Tactical SWAT Command – FBI Special Agent and SWAT Commander Robert Hunt leads a special active-shooter training session for campus safety officers and senior-level university administrators.  This two-part, full morning presentation includes open Q&A session with the FBI.  The session focuses on managing the civilian response and the leadership role of campus safety.

Learn about registration packages, included meals and hotel rates:

Free Webinar on implementing Open Data programs

MRSC has an upcoming free webinar on how local governments can implement Open Data programs.  Information is as follows:

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Title:  How to Get Started with Open Data

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Speakers: Tyler Running Deer (City of Seattle), Katie Johnston (City of Tacoma), Jessica Wilson (Local Government Performance Center, State Auditor’s Office)


BJA Cybercrime Training Resources – FREE to Law Enforcement Members

The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College is working on the BJA Electronic & Cybercrime National Training and Technical Assistance Program-Distance Learning/Rural project for the Bureau of Justice Assistance.  For more information, see

Announcing a New Resource Area For Law Enforcement Only

This new resource area was designed to provide an immediate response to the critical needs of small and underserved law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies in the area of cybercrime investigations, the Fox Valley Technical College, National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) has developed an online resource area which includes links to helpful tools, documents and eLearning opportunities.

These training resources are provided to members of the law enforcement community at no cost.

 Eligibility Requirements

You must work for a law enforcement agency and be a member of the NCJTC website to access the resources, participate in the webinar series, attend distance learning courses or view the cyber roll call series.

Resources You Can Use Today
Resource Libraries, Webinars, Training Videos and Discussion Boards

A resource library has been development by NCJTC to provide tools and resources to investigators, prosecutors and other criminal justice professionals.

A webinar series has been created to raise awareness about issues related to cybercrime in an effort to enhance participant’s investigative skills and inform them about available tools and resources. Craigslist Investigations & Seizure and Forensic Examination of Mobile Devices are examples of two recent webinars you can view in the webinar library.

A series of 10 minute training videos have been developed for law enforcement agencies to use during roll call or other training events. Topics covered include Cyberbullying, Digital Evidence, Responding to Online Fraud and Personal Use of Social Media.

A distance learning course is also under development to enhance the ability of law enforcement agencies to prevent, investigate and better respond to electronic, cyber, and high tech crime. This course will be open for enrollment in April 2013.

We encourage you to take advantage of this learning opportunity and visit the Resource Area today. Please forward this email to other law enforcement personnel you feel would benefit from these resources.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact