Professional Development

WSLEA Supports Professional Development

WSLEA has supported a variety of programs intended to benefit the law enforcement profession.  2019 marks the end of WSLEA’s sponsorship of these programs.


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

**More Information at

 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:

*All WEBINAR times listed are Pacific time zone

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

Public Agency Training Council

Grant Alerts

COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program – Available amount: $3,000,000 over a period of 2 years.  If your organization is interested in this funding opportunity, see the program requirements.  Deadline June 27, 2018.  COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force Program

25th Annual NWGIA Training Symposium

WSLEA will once again sponsor the Northwest Gang Investigator Association’s 25th annual training conference for 2019, to be held in Spokane, WA May 6-10.  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 six 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 six years.  The 2019 shoot will be held on Tuesday, June 18th beginning at 0900.  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 26-27, 2019

The National Campus Safety Summit is a two-day gathering of university police chiefs and emergency management directors from around the nation.  Keynotes, conference schedule and registration:

2019 Safe Campus Speakers

  • Bomb Threat on Commencement Day: Three Minutes Before Students March, Now What?
    Keith Woodward, Quinnipiac University, Associate Vice President of Facilities Operations
  • 1 October: After-Action Report for Law-Enforcement Officers
    Brett Zimmerman, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Assistant Sheriff
  • Command and Control: Technology to Enhance Operations
    Ron Davidson, Texas A&M San Antonio, Chief of Police
    Roger Stearns, Texas A&M San Antonio, Assistant Chief of Police
    Jason Goodrich, CriticalArc, Director
  • The Assessment and Prevention of Targeted Violence in Schools and Universities
    Sheila Self, Northeastern State University, Student Affairs Assistant Vice President
  • ODP: The Single Most Important Statistic for Your Organization’s Performance
    Stan Skipworth, The Claremont Colleges, Assistant Vice President
  • Student Kills Three: Tragedy at UA Spurs Creation and Evolution of Threat Assessment and Management Teams
    Robert Sommerfeld, The University of Arizona Police Department, Assistant Chief of Police
  • Integrated Approach to Improving Nevada Football Fan Behavior
    Todd Renwick, University of Nevada, Reno, Assistant Chief
    Eric James, University of Nevada, Reno, Commander
  • Gender Non-Conforming Students and the Campus Officer: Words Matter
    Gary Granger, Reed College, Director of Community Safety
  • Provocative Speakers On Campus: How Cal State Fullerton Successfully Hosted Milo Yiannopoulos
    Scot Willey, California State University Fullerton Police Department, Captain
  • Lessons Learned: A Centralized Reporting System at a Community College
    Cheryl Hagen, Schoolcraft College, Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer
  • Making Your Security Two Peas in a Pod: Security & Customer Service
    Kevin Cieply, Ave Maria School of Law, President & Dean
  • Experiences Using Virtual Systems During Critical Incidents at Universities
    Eric Plummer, University of North Dakota, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police

Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC)

MRSC is a nonprofit organization that helps local governments across Washington State better serve their citizens by providing legal and policy guidance on any topic.  MRSC serves all 281 cities and towns in Washington, all 39 counties, and hundreds of special purpose districts, state agencies, and other government partners.  Originally established in 1934 as the University of Washington Bureau of Governmental Research, MRSC has operated as a private nonprofit since 1969.

Workshop: Public Records Act Essentials Plus

  • Spokane:  Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – 9am-3:30pm
  • Pasco:  Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – 9am-3:30pm
  • Marysville:  Tuesday, April 3, 2018 – 9:30am-4pm
  • Lacey:  Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – 9am-3:30pm

Speakers: Jim Doherty (MRSC), Flannery Collins (MRSC) and Morgan Damerow (Assistant Attorney General, Local Government Consultation Program).

This full-day, in-person training will cover the essentials of the Public Records Act (PRA),  then move to more advanced PRA guidance and practical tips that will help local government agency staff manage and complete public records requests.

This course meets Open Government Training Act requirements and, pending approval, meets WAPRO certification requirements.  The training also offers 5.0 hours of CLE (legal) credit from the WA State Bar Association.

See for more information.

Western States Hostage Negotiators’ Associations 32nd Annual Training Seminar

April 29, 2018 – Evening Registration & Networking

April 30 – May 2, 2018 – Training Seminar

May 3, 2018 – Annual HNT Competition

Information at, to include Registration, Hotel Rooms at Atlantis Resort &  Conference Center in Reno, NV, at $102.00/night (no resort fee), Presenter’s Bios, Presentation Synopsis, & Event Schedule.

The goal of the association is to develop in members a higher degree of proficiency in the performance of their professional duties.  The association shall provide training for members, and the association shall act as a resource and conduit for information sharing.  WSHNA represents police & corrections crisis negotiators from Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon & Washington.