Campaign: Public Safety

Stop WSP From Charging Other State Agencies

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) operates the only statewide law enforcement communications center. All statewide and several federal law enforcement agencies contract with WSP for law enforcement dispatch duties. Agencies include the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources, State Parks, Liquor Control Board, and the US Forest Service. Agencies prefer to contract with WSP for dispatch duties ...more »

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Campaign: Public Safety

Give State Peace Officer Authority to Select Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

Currently WA St law does not give any state authority to federal law enforcement officers. As the law is currently written a county sheriff has the decision in whether they want to deputize/commission a federal law enforcement officer which basically gives them authority to enforce state and county laws within that county. Without this extra authority a federal officer can only enforce federal laws on federal lands, with ...more »

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Campaign: Economic Development

Review State Route System

I suggest that the state transfer those SR’s (State Routes) that do not cross county lines to be transferred to the county jurisdiction. The state funds SR’s thru maintenance (DOT) as well as law enforcement (WSP). However SR’s are also covered by the local law enforcement. Why should a road that is only in one county be considered a state highway? For example SR 515 goes from Renton to Kent; why should that be funded ...more »

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Campaign: Public Safety

Eliminate the WSP

Elimnate the Washington State Patrol and create a Bureau of Criminal Investigation with about 150 detectives and 50 support staff to investigate crimes against the state and assist local agencies in complex investigations. Use the money currently spent on troopers and their associated costs (vehicles, training, equipment, etc) to fund sheriff's deputies in each county to conduct traffic enforcement and investigate collisions ...more »

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