On behalf of the Washington State Fraternal Order of Police, we urge you to find a compromise and immediately end the partial government shutdown. As a law enforcement association, we work to ensure our communities are safe. We believe in good policy that supports public safety and encourage you to develop bi-partisan, long-term legislation that provides comprehensive border security.
Washington State Fraternal Order of Police Opposes I-1639
Broad-reaching policy does not meet goals of making communities safe
The Washington Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) opposes I-1639 and urges voters to reject the initiative at the ballot.
On behalf of the Washington State Fraternal Order of Police, I would like to provide you information on our stance related to I-940 referring to Police Use of Deadly Force. The Washington State Fraternal Order of Police has always believed that I-940, as written, is bad policy. This last legislative session, our organization sat at the table with other Law Enforcement organizations, Legislators from both sides of the aisle, and leaders from De-Escalate Washington to discuss making needed improvements to the Initiative.
The Washington Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) respectfully disagrees with I-940 as it is currently written and urges voters to reject the initiative at the ballot.
I-940 is a complex proposal that could compromise public safety. WAFOP believes that I-940 as it is currently written is bad policy, costly and fails to provide the funding mechanism or resources for it’s mandated training improvements