Media and Public Information
The WSCJTC is committed to sharing our training processes and accomplishments with the people of Washington. We welcome news and media outlets to contact us with inquiries and will make every effort to respond promptly.
Please direct media inquiries to:
Megan Saunders, Communications Manager
Human Resources Inquiries
If you have new inquiries for HR, please send them to email@example.com.
Below you will find links to commonly requested information. These may be a useful starting place for any inquiries.
Formerly known as I-940, the Law Enforcement Training and Community Safety Act (LETCSA) establishes new training requirements and criteria for independent investigations of officer involved uses of deadly force.
Commission board and meeting information
The WSCJTC commission board consists of the Executive Director and 21 governor appointed commissioners. Meetings are held quarterly and welcome public comments.
Basic Law Enforcement Academy curriculum details
The Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) is the 720 hour mandated academy for entry level city and county level police officers. The current syllabus outlines the topics covered in the 720 training hours.
Public Records Requests
In compliance with RCW 42.56 (Public Records Act), all records maintained by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) are available for public inspection unless law specifically exempts them.
Chief for a Day
Chief For a Day is about celebrating the lives of children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or chronic medical condition. The hope is to provide these children with a day of fun they will never forget and to become a part of their precious lives.
Request for Proposal
Notice of Request for Proposal (RFP) for our Case Management System – Certification Division
BLEA Stakeholder Survey (October 26, 2022)
We are asking for genuine feedback from all agency representatives with a relationship to the Basic Training Division and the basic academies. All responses are optional and anonymous, they will not be attributed to individuals or specific agencies.
2022-2024 Strategic Plan (March 10, 2022)
The seven goals highlighted in our 2022-2024 Strategic Plan are reflective of continuous advancement toward accomplishing the noble mission of building a culture that institutionalizes our philosophy of serving our community as ‘Guardians.’
State of the WSCJTC: WATCH HERE (March 10, 2022)
Watch as Executive Director Monica Alexander updates stakeholders on the progress of the commission over the past year, the challenges we face in implementing new statewide laws, and the opening of greater transparency and communications from the Commission.
Enlightening Conversations : Community Policing As The Focus (March 7, 2022)
In this brand new series in partnership with the Seattle Police Department, we are examining current and future policing strategies through honest, transparent, and "enlightening conversations."
Recent News Mentions
Pasco law enforcement training facility first of four to open; Clark County academy in queue (May 6, 2023)
Washington Legislature weighs changes to police pursuit after law enforcement criticism (February 6, 2023)
In Session: Lawmakers consider wealth tax proposal, increased hazing fine (January 23, 2023)
VIDEO: WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission Executive Director speaks on staffing shortages (December 14, 2022)
Mayor Harrell appoints panel to address sexual assault, police reform (November 18, 2022)
Clark County Council unanimously supports officers’ training center in Vancouver (October 25, 2022)
Pierce County deputy fired 12 shots during deadly traffic stop. Did passenger go for gun? (October 18, 2022)
Cities put support behind regional police academy (October 17, 2022)
Under New Leadership, Commission Is Looking To Bring About Significant Changes In Police Training (August 10, 2022)
Lakewood Police Department beefs up its staff as new recruits ready to hit the patrol beat (August 4, 2022)
New Eastern Washington police officer training campus proposed for Pasco (July 24, 2022)
Gov. Inslee proposes new regional campuses to train Washington police (July 23, 2022)
Inslee, law enforcement leaders call for regional training facilities to up recruitment (July 21, 2022)
Washington state creates process for public to seek police decertification (June 17, 2022)
SPD Provides Duty to Intervene Training (June 15, 2022)
New WA police accountability law can now include past misconduct (March 31, 2022)
WA panel now will consider past offenses when deciding whether to take an officer’s badge (March 31, 2022)
Civil rights groups seek retroactive application of police decertification statute (February 21, 2022)
House Passes Bills To Clarify Police Reform Laws (January 31, 2022)
Vancouver NAACP activist, police officer appointed to Washington criminal justice commission (December 30, 2021)
Fatal police encounters in Washington fall to 5-year low (December 13, 2021)
Washington police divided on banning less-lethal ammunition under new law (September 7, 2021)
State training commission adjusting to new demands from police accountability laws (September 1, 2021)