LInX (Law Enforcement Information Exchange) is an information sharing database for agencies throughout the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. This database is accessed by local, state and federal law enforcement multiple times per day to provide information that supports law enforcement in their investigation of criminal matters.
On behalf of Washington’s law enforcement stakeholders, we want to share initial thoughts, recommendations and factors that should be part of the final rulemaking for independent investigations of uses of deadly force. Our comments are offered to increase trust between police and the community.
WAFOP has appreciated the open dialogue concerning issues related to law enforcement and public safety that both Senator Honeyford and Representative Klippert have consistently had with our organization. As an association WAFOP membership includes nearly 3,000 officers statewide from all ranks of local, state and federal law enforcement.
Like the thin blue line representing both law enforcement’s role in separating order from chaos and also the bond connecting all of law enforcement the line in our logo represents the fraternalism of the officers from across our great state.
As we get closer to National Conference in New Orleans, it is with honor that the Washington State Lodge announce to everyone that we have endorsed the following candidates for national office. Pat Yoes for National President (Louisiana), Joe Gamaldi for National Vice President (Texas), James Smallwood for National Treasurer (Tennessee), and Dave Mutchler for National Secretary (Kentucky).