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:

  • 25th Annual Winter Training Conference – December 4-8, 2017 – 2017_WSTC_brochure
    • Verbal De-escalation and Crisis Communications – December 4-5
    • Leadership Skills for Challenging Times – December 4-6
    • New Fire and Arson Investigator Academy – December 4-8
    • Death and Homicide, Five Day – December 4-8
    • Hostage Negotiations, Phase III – December 4-8
    • Use of Force, Deadly Force, and Officer Involved Shooting 5 Day – December 4-8
    • Court Security – December 4-8
  • Practical Kinesic Interview and Interrogation Phase I and II – December 4-8, 2017 – Longmont, CO
  • Drug Investigations for Street Officers and New Investigations – December 12-14, 2017 – Mesa, AZ
  • Detective and New Criminal Investigator – December 18-22, 2017 – Rio Rancho, NM
  • Cellular Records Analysis and Mapping – December 18-22, 2017 – 9AM-11AM daily – WEBINAR
  • Smartphone Application Forensics – December 28, 2017 – 9AM-11AM – WEBINAR
  • The Hidden Criminal Internet: TOR, The Darkweb, and Bitcoin – December 28, 2017 – 9AM-11AM – WEBINAR
  • Field Training Officer – Leadership – January 3-5, 2018 – Mesa, AZ
  • Interview and Interrogation for Investigators and Patrol Officers – January 9-11, 2018 – Bountiful, UT
  • Calming The Fire: Principles for De-escalation and Understanding People – January 11-12, 2018 – Mesa, AZ
  • Advanced Email Investigations – January 12, 2018 – 9AM-11AM – WEBINAR
  • Homicide Investigation: Crime Scene to Courtroom – January 17-18, 2018 – Mesa, AZ
  • Interview and Interrogation for Investigators and Patrol Officers – January 22-24, 2018 – Westminster, CO
  • Facebook Investigations and Forensics – January 26, 2018 – 9AM-12PM – January 26, 2018 – WEBINAR
  • Officer Safety Tactics – January 30-31, 2018 – Mesa, AZ
  • First Line Supervision: Leadership and Management Skills – January 31-February 1, 2018 – Rio Rancho, NM
  • Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction – February 6-8, 2018 – Mesa, AZ
  • Recruiting, Hiring, Background Investigations and Retention – February 6-8, 2018 – Thornton, CO
  • On-Scene Triage of Electronic Evidence – February 9, 2018 – 9AM-11AM – WEBINAR
  • Supervisor Liability – February 20-21, 2017 – North Las Vegas, NV
  • Social Networking Investigations – February 20-22, 2018 – 9AM-11AM daily – WEBINAR
  • Leadership Skills for Challenging Times – February 20-22, 2018 – Logan, UT
  • Cell Phone Technology – February 26-27, 2017 – North Las Vegas, NV
  • Investigative Techniques Using Social Networking Sites – February 28 – March 2, 2017 – North Las Vegas, NV
  • First Line Supervision: Leadership and Management Skills – March 5-7, 2018 – Bountiful, UT
  • Meeting the Requirements of NFPA (R) 1033 – March 6-7, 2018 – Boise, ID
  • Detective and New Criminal Investigator – March 5-9, 2018 – Casper, WY
  • Investigative Techniques Using Social Networking Sites – March 26-28, 2018 – Westminster, CO
  • Hostage Negotiators Training Conference – March 26-28, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV
  • Death, Injury & Sexual Violence Scene for the First Responder – April 3-5, 2018 – Mesa, AZ
  • Child Death Investigation: Child Death Scene to Court – April 9-10, 2018 – Sandy, UT
  • Detective and New Criminal Investigator – April 16-20, 2018 – Bountiful, UT
  • Death and Homicide, Five Day – April 16-20, 2018 – Boise, ID
  • Criminal Drug Interdiction and Concealment Locations – May 21-23, 2018 – Mesa, AZ

*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

Advancing Informal STEM Learning – Available amount $3,000,000.  If your organization is interested in this funding opportunity, see the program requirements.  Deadline November 6, 2017.  Advancing Informal STEM Learning.

23rd Annual NWGIA Training Conference

WSLEA was again a sponsor of the Northwest Gang Investigator Association’s 23rd annual training conference for 2017, 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 was 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 20-22, 2018

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

  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania’s police chief and the vice president of finance and administration will dissect two active shooter events that occurred during the 2014-2015 academic year in the opening keynote at the National Campus Safety Summit.
  • Working at the Crossroads of Campus Safety and Mental Health: Prioritizing Safety while Effectively Managing Student’s Emotional Well-Being.
  • Threading the Needle: Rights, Responsibilities and Risk Management.
  • Advanced Campus Protection Strategies & Data Driven Outcomes.
  • Meeting the Students in their World – A proactive and successful approach to direct and engaging discussion on safety, security, and sexual violence matters.
  • Building a Campus Coalition for Mental Health & Suicide Prevention.
  • Off Label Emergency Operations Centers; 10 Easy-to-do Hacks to Get Your EOC Ready.
  • Foreign National: What Law Enforcement Needs to Know.
  • Trading Places – Transitioning from Municipal to University Policing.
  • Consolidating Police Services at Three Higher-Education Campuses into One Unified Force.
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ Identified People as a Safety Leader.
  • How to Avoid a Title IX Litigation Landmine.
  • Terrorism: Thinking Globally, Reacting Locally.
  • Seeking First to Understand: A Progressive Look at Community Outreach.
  • Emerging Threats to Campus Safety.

Conference Schedule

Early bird registration ends September 15, 2017 so register now now to save.  Hotel is just $89 per night for a deluxe room at the conference hotel, Treasure Island Resort, at the center of the Las Vegas Strip.  Early bird registration is $999 (group) and $1,199 (standard).  Registration includes:

  • Three-day access to all learning sessions, workshops and roundtable discussions.
  • Gourmet hot breakfast on Days 1-3
  • Gourmet buffet lunch and afternoon refreshment breaks on Days 1-2
  • Badge, handbook, and program materials
  • Certificate of Completion

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