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

**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:

  • Detective and New Criminal Investigator – April 16-20, 2018 – Bountiful, UT
  • Death and Homicide, Five Day – April 16-20, 2018 – Boise, ID
  • Recruiting, Hiring, Background Investigations and Retention – April 23-25, 2018 – Denver, CO
  • Four Elements of  a Reasonable IA/OPS Investigation – April 26, 2018 – 8AM-9AM – WEBINAR
  • facebook Investigations and Forensics – April 27, 2018 – 9AM-12PM – WEBINAR
  • Arson Case Management – May 1-3, 2018 – Los Lunas, NM
  • Hands-On Electrical Fire and Arson Investigation – May 7-9, 2018 – Goodyear, AZ
  • Supervisor Liability – May 14-15, 2018 – Denver, CO
  • Cell Phone Technology – May 15-16, 2018 – Mesa, AZ
  • IOS and Android Forensics for Human Trafficking Investigations – May 17-18, 2018 – 9AM-12PM daily – WEBINAR
  • Criminal Drug Interdiction and Concealment Locations – May 21-23, 2018 – Mesa, AZ
  • Hostage/Crisis Negotiations – Phase I and II – May 21-15, 2018 – Sandy, UT
  • Investigation of Childhood Injury and Death – June 5-6, 2018 – Sandy, UT
  • Use of Force and Documentation – June 11-13, 2018 – Westminster, CO
  • Detective and New Criminal Investigator – June 11-15, 2018 – Denver, CO
  • New Fire and Arson Investigator Academy – June 11-15, 2018 – Denver, CO
  • Practical Kinesic Interview and Interrogation Phase I and II – June 11-15, 2018 – Federal Way, WA
  • Managing the Property and Evidence Room – June 13-14, 2018 – Caldwell, ID
  • PREA Investigator Training for Allegations of Inmate Sexual Abuse – June 25-26, 2018 – Denver, CO
  • Supervision for Jail/Correction Officers – July 9-10, 2018 – Denver, CO
  • Hostage/Crisis Negotiations – Phase I and II – Denver, CO
  • Prisoner Control – July 30-August 1, 2018 – Denver, CO
  • Hostage Negotiations Phase III – August 13-17, 2018 – Denver, CO
  • Fire and Arson Fatality Fire Scene Investigation – August 23-24, 2018 – Colorado Springs, CO
  • Veterans, Police Officers, and Communities in Crisis – September 24-25, 2018 – Sandy, UT
  • Proactive Leadership Skills: Fundamental Tools for Leading Your Team Forward – October 1-3, 2018 – Sandy, UT
  • Cell Phone Technology – October 8-9, 2018 – Denver, CO
  • Field Training Officer – Leadership – October 9-11, 2018 – Mesa, AZ
  • Leadership Skills for Challenging Times – October 23-25, 2018 – Denver, CO

*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

Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Gran Program – Available amount: $30,000,000 total program funds.  If your organization is interested in this funding opportunity, see the program requirements.  Deadline February 27, 2018.  Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault – 2

24th Annual NWGIA Training Symposium

WSLEA is once again a sponsor of the Northwest Gang Investigator Association’s 24th annual training conference for 2018, to be held in Spokane, WA May 14-18.  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 five 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

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.