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Inslee proclaims Law Enforcement Recognition Week

Law Enforcement

OLYMPIA—For their ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty or for their distinguished exceptional meritorious conduct, 22 law enforcement officers were recognized on Friday, May 3, at the 2024 Peace Officers Memorial and Law Enforcement Medal of Honor Ceremony. “I want to say thanks for just being there in those moments of extreme danger and […]

Letter-to-Editor: Adam Fortney has improved morale Sheriff’s Office

Adam Fortney

As the owner of Pacific Industrial Park, I had the opportunity to lease and maintain the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department North Precinct. Over the past twenty-five years I have developed working relationships and friendships with Sheriff Adam Fortney, Undersheriff Ian Huri, Borough Chief Scott Robertson and many other deputies and staff. During Sheriff Fortney’s tenure […]

Letter-to-Editor: Important briefing about law enforcement today

law enforcement

Here’s a very important briefing about law enforcement reform current events. I’ve done law enforcement reform over a decade with League of Women Voters, I940, WA State task forces, and National of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement. I’ve testified for and against laws in the legislature. Our community want these kind of changes. Sheriff Fortney […]

Sponsor-a-Horse fundraiser benefitting the SPD Mounted Patrol Unit is underway

SPD Mounted Patrol Unit

SEATTLE, Wash., August 11, 2023—The Seattle Police Foundation is excited to launch its inaugural Sponsor-a-Horse fundraiser, benefiting the Seattle Police Department’s (SPD) iconic Mounted Patrol Unit. SPD’s Mounted Patrol Unit is one of few remaining mounted units in the Pacific Northwest and is a treasured part of law enforcement in Seattle. SPF donors, corporate and […]

Special Olympics Washington returns to in-person Law Enforcement Torch Run

Special Olympics Washington

Law Enforcement agencies throughout Washington state returned in-person for this year’s Law Enforcement Torch run, held June 15-17, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics Washington. The main Torch Run route started at Peace Arch Historical State Park in Blaine and made its way south to Pacific Lutheran University where the Opening Ceremony for the […]

Fallen law enforcement officers honored during 2022 Police Week

police week

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., May 15, 2022 – County Council members unanimously passed Resolution 22-032, recognizing May 11 – 17, 2022, as National Law Enforcement Officers Week and May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day in Snohomish County. Councilman Jared Mead (D-Mill Creek) introduced the motion which was seconded by Councilwoman Stephanie Wright (D-Lynnwood). All council […]

Local Police “plunge” into frigid waters for Special Olympics Washington

special olympics plunge

LAKE STEVENS, Wash., March 4, 2022 – Plunge Week, an annual fundraiser for the Special Olympics, came to a close Sunday, February 27, with the Lake Stevens Police Department rushing into frigid waters at North Cove Park in Lake Stevens.  The annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge challenges participants to “plunge” in creative ways from wearing […]

U.S. Marshals arrest suspect in Clark County Deputy Sheriff murder

guillermo raya leon

Seattle, Wash., July 26, 2021 – Yesterday, the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force (PNVOTF), led by the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested Guillermo Raya-Leon (age 26) for First Degree Murder in Salem, Oregon. Raya-Leon is alleged to have shot and killed a Clark County Sheriff’s Office Deputy on Friday in Vancouver, Washington. During the investigation, the […]

New legislation regulating police tactics effective July 25

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – Governor Inslee signed new legislation that affects law enforcement and how they provide public safety services that will go into effect on July 25 leaving many police departments revising their responses to crime.  HB1054 passed 54-43 at the House level and 27-22 at the Senate, signed by the Governor May 18, establishing […]

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