WASPC is an acronym for the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. The association was founded in 1963 and consists of executive and top management personnel from law enforcement agencies statewide. Our membership includes sheriffs, police chiefs, the Washington State Patrol, the Washington Department of Corrections, and representatives of a number of federal agencies. WASPC is governed by its executive board.

WASPC is the only association of its kind in the nation combining representatives from local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement into a single body, working toward a common goal. WASPC's function is to provide specific materials and services to all law enforcement agencies in the state, members and non-members alike. The 1975 legislature made WASPC a legal entity designating the association as "combination of units of local government." (RCW 36.28A.010)

In 2013, WASPC celebrated the Association's 50th Anniversary. To showcase WASPC's 50 years of dedicated service to the law enforcement community and the citizens of Washington, a documentary outlining the past, present, and future of the Association was created. Please click here to view the film.

The mission of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs is to lead collaboration among law enforcement executives to enhance public safety.

For additional information please view our By-Laws and Strategic Intentions.