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Washington Department Receives Grant to Address Homelessness

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) has granted $84,000 in funding to the Port Angeles Police Department to help address homelessness in the town on the Canadian border.

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2 Oregon Deputies Shot by Suspected Gun Thief

Two deputies with the Washington County (OR) Sheriff's Office were reportedly shot on Thursday evening as they engaged an individual who was suspected of stealing guns from a home in the Hagg Lake area.

2 Washington Officers Injured in Vehicle Collision with Suspected DUI Driver

Two officers with the Arlington (WA) Police Department suffered reportedly minor injuries when their vehicle was struck by a suspected drunken driver on Thursday morning.

Retirement Community in Washington Raising Money for Police Teddy Bears

Residents at a local retirement home in Milton, WA, have come together to plan a fundraising picnic for their police department so that officers are well-equipped with Teddy bears to give to children caught up in high-stress incidents.

Seattle Chief: Weekend of Violence Stretched Department Resources

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best says that a string of violent incidents over the weekend highlighted the fact that the agency has "some critical staffing issues."

Washington Officers Shoot, Kill Man Threatening to Hurt Young Child

Officers with the Kirkland (WA) Police Department were forced to open fire on a man who had threatened to hurt or kill a young child.

WA Police Fatally Shoot Gunman Who Allegedly Attacked ICE Facility

Officers were forced to fatally shoot a gunman who was reportedly throwing incendiary devices at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center and then at vehicles in the parking lot.

Washington Man Charged with Felony Harassment of Seattle Officer

A homeless Seattle man who became hostile and confrontational with officers who were attempting to arrest him during a March 2019 encounter has been charged in King County Superior Court with two counts of felony harassment after investigators said he threatened to kill a police officer.

Exit Interviews Reveal Significant Discontent at Seattle Police Department

Officers departing the Seattle Police Department left scathing comments in exit interviews, telling a story of widespread discontent in the ranks over perceived micromanagement and a lack of support from city leaders.

Video: Washington Department Welcomes New K-9

The agency posted on Facebook, "Lakewood, meet Kona. Kona, meet Lakewood. Kona and handler Officer Bucat passed their K-9 certification in April, making Kona our third K-9 on active duty in the department. She's pretty cute, but don't mess with her!"