Tag Archives: WSP

Amber Alert led to quick recovery as vehicle is spotted in traffic

Washington State Patrol

Officials from the Washington State Patrol (WSP) were celebrating the quick recovery of an abducted and endangered child as a result of this morning’s AMBER Alert and applauding the public involvement that proved crucial to the child’s safe recovery. The

Elma Police, WSP Bomb Squad recover “sparkler bomb”

Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad

The Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad was in Elma over the weekend, after a large sparkler bomb with AWOL written on the side was discovered by Elma police in the 100 block of N. 15th Street just before noon Sunday

Washington joins emphasis patrols on 5,600 miles of road with the I-90/94 Challenge

WSP Emphasis Patrols

Motorists will notice an extra law enforcement presence when driving on two of the country’s most highly traveled interstates during a four-day enforcement campaign in early August. The Washington State Patrol and law enforcement officials in 14 other states are

State Update: Fires hold steady as victims get help

Mills Canyon fire at night, July 9, 2014. Photo by Vladimir Steblina / InciWeb

The state’s lead fire fighting agencies—the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)andthe State Fire Marshal’s Office of the Washington State Patrol (WSP)—continued to lead state government’s response today to multiple wildfires  in central and eastern Washington today.   Okanogan County: Fires

Washington Fire Marshall says fire fatality numbers down in 2013

Washington State Fire Marshall

The annual Fire Fatality Reportfor 2013 is now available on the web at www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/firemars.htm. With over 91% of the fire fatalities occurring in residential occupancies, being prepared and knowing what to do in the event of a fire can save

Motorist calls about erratically driven vehicles pay off big for Washington State Patrol

WSP Emphasis Patrols

The question is often asked, “Do the police actually do anything about motorist calls to law enforcement concerning erratically driven vehicles?” The answer is a big YES.  The Washington State Patrol (WSP) considers this partnership between the motoring public and

WSP Chief, Secretary of Transportation honor telecommunicators in both agencies

WSP

Washington Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson and State Patrol Chief John Batiste took time to honor telecommunicators who work in their agencies all last week. Telecommunicators are those who answer emergency phone lines and work radios in the two agencies.

Two suspects at large after armed robbery of medical marijuana collective garden in Oakville

Two suspects remain at large, after the armed robbery of of a medical marijuana collective garden in Oakville this morning. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate with the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department tells KBKW this morning at approximately 9:13 am,

Washington State Patrol: Trooper Cadet Taser Training

WSP Taser Training

On any given day, in any given situation, any Washington State trooper may be confronted with an aggressive subject. Verbal de-escalation is always the goal, but is not always successful. This is why troopers are given a number of other

Public meeting tonight on Wilderness Stewardship Plan for Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

The public comment period opened earlier this month on a Wilderness Stewardship Plan in the Olympic National Park. The National Park Service reports four alternatives are being discussed, a public meeting has been set for March 26th from 5 –