Training Funding

In 2022, the Washington State Legislature provided funds for local law enforcement agencies to assist with the costs of training required by certain legislation enacted in 2021 and 2022:  

  • Use of Force – HB 1310 (Chapter 324, Laws of 2021); 
  • Duty to Intervene - SB 5066 (Chapter 321, Laws of 2021); 
  • Use of Force – HB 1735 (Chapter 4, Laws of 2022); and  
  • Use of Force - HB 2037 (Chapter 80, Laws of 2022). 

The funding provided by the WA Legislature is a one-time benefit to offset training costs required by the enacted legislation. Consideration is being given to the fact that agencies have different ways of delivering training. As such, there are no established lists of allowable or unallowable expenses, approved trainers/curriculum, etc.  WASPC expects all agencies receiving these funds to use normal and appropriate discretion as to the costs funded/reimbursed as part of this program, and reminds applicants that they must attest to providing the training and maintaining documentation of the training provided.

All local law enforcement agencies are eligible to receive funds.

In an effort to distribute funds equitably, WASPC developed a funding formula. Agencies will receive training funds based on the commissioned officers reported in the 2021 Crime in Washington report. Agencies will receive a minimum of $10,000. Training funding distribution list (link) 

Agencies should maintain documentation of training conducted.  

Any funds not disbursed by June 30, 2023 will be returned to the WA State General Fund.  

To apply for this funding, please complete the 2022-2023 Training Funding Information

For more information, contact Kim Goodman, Chief of Staff at [email protected]