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3/13/15 - KCTS recently published a story about the work being done here at the Criminal Justice Training Commission.  For video and more information, please visit


Be tactically sound and on top of your game! Be a trainer! Add great training to save lives!

Want leadership training? Looking to be promoted? This is the Train-the-Trainer course you want.



Executives: Want the opportunity to save your agency thousands of dollars in training, reduce sick time, and re-inforce great decision making? Want to stay ahead of the media? This is the Train-the-Trainer course you want and want to send your people to!


Follow this link for details about Blue Courage Train-the-Trainer courses and to enroll:


Registration for the 2015 CIT Regional Conference is now open! Click for conference registration details.

Available Now! Registering for WSCJTC classes online!

Did you know that with WSCJTC Learning Management System (LMS)* you can:

  • Register people for classes online! (No more paper applications!)
  • Run reports to see who is currently registered for classes! And more!
  • See your personnel’s transcripts!

Not only is it super easy, but just in case you need help, we have a dedicated LIVE person who can help train you!  Just email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for your phone appointment.

Your designated Training Officer should have already received their notification!  For more information, go HERE!

*Only available to certified law enforcement, corrections and communication centers agencies in the State of Washington.  Does not include any basic academies.


Free Online Training!  Prevention of Officer-Involved Domestic Violence!

Funded by the Verizon Foundation, the Florida State University developed a free online program geared toward the prevention of officer-involved domestic violence. The National Prevention Toolkit on Officer-Involved Domestic Violence is available to law enforcement officers in Washington.

Program Module Information, General Program Information, and  Toolkit Program Poster (JPG)

Training Officers: To obtain your initial login, click here and complete the form for registration. Florida State University’s Institute for Family Violence will send you the login for the program.

The WSCJTC recognizes each module of the program as 1 CE credit hour toward the continuing education mandate of RCW 43.101.095.  This training will be logged at the agencies and not by the WSCJTC.

Information about free online training is provided to the public safety community of Washington as a courtesy and not as an endorsement of any specific program.  The decision to use any free online training is at the discretion of each agency.


Official press release:  May 6, 2014

Following is a link to the King 5 report that aired on May 5th, titled “Guardians vs. Warriors.”  This story attempted to capture some of the changes taking place at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.  While King 5 titled the report “Guardians vs. Warriors,” I want to reinforce that we are NOT training officers to choose between being “either a warrior or a guardian.”  We are teaching that in a Guardian Culture, police officers must be warriors when necessary, but their primary role and mindset is more like a guardian.


We are equipping recruits with the values to honor their profession, the tactical skills necessary to stand firm and defend themselves, the strategies to de-escalate conflict, and the knowledge of history and the rule of law from which their authority is derived.

-Sue Rahr
Executive Director

The Executive Director released a statement to the press, in regards to the Compromised Testing Issue.  To read the statement, please click here: Investigation Preliminary Findings


Does your agency use or is looking to use off-duty law enforcement for Private Security company work?

If so, read the Off-duty Private Security Agency Work in Washington Bulletin for information regarding rules.

Flow chart: Click Here Bulletin: Click Here


New Training Materials Available

Law enforcement officers across the state of Washington, now have access to Sikh American cultural awareness training materials upon request. WSCJTC is collaborating with the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) in distributing valuable training materials. Materials include the video On Common Ground, which provides an overview of Sikh American cultural practices, describes Sikh articles of faith, explores common misconceptions, and presents strategies and best practices to use in non-emergency situations when interacting with community members – as well as reference cards with officer-safety and cultural engagement recommendations. To request materials click here. For more information on the SALDEF visit the organization’s website.

During the December 12, 2012 Commission meeting, Commissioners approved changes to Chapter 139-07 WAC – Conditions of Employment. Effective 01/27/2013

Since 2006, the WSCJTC has been mandated per WAC 139-05-300, to verify annually that every peace officer certified per RCW 43.101.095, has completed a minimum of 24 hours of in-service training in the prior year of service. To that end, questions have come up about what counts as in-service training hours. To view the WSCJTC Official White Paper explaining the WSCJTC 24 Hour In-Service Training Requirement Click Here.