List of law enforcement agencies in Washington

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This is a list of law enforcement agencies in the US state of Washington.

According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics' 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, the state had 260 law enforcement agencies employing 11,411 sworn police officers, about 174 for each 100,000 residents. The state has the lowest ratio of police officers to residents of any state, compared to a national average of 251 per 100,000 residents.[1]

State agencies[edit]

County agencies[edit]

Local agencies[edit]

College and university agencies[edit]

Tribal agencies[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, by Brian A Reaves, US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, July 2011
  2. ^ "Police Want to Get Rid of Their Pentagon-Issued Combat Gear. Here's Why They Can't", by Molly Redden, 30 September 2014, Mother Jones
  3. ^ Hefley, Dinana; King, Rikki. "Island County sheriff apologizes for jail dehydration death" (18 June 2015). Herald net. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Sheriff's Office". Snohomish County. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Sheriff: US Border Patrol agent fatally shoots man". Bellingham Herald. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.