• WSP Seeking Public`s Assistance Identifying Pedestrian
    Spokane - The Washington State Patrol is asking for assistance to identify a pedestrian that was seriously injured in a collision Tuesday afternoon . . . more
  • First Day Trooper's First Traffic Stop Nets Suspected Drunk Driver
    Vancouver - On his very first day patrolling the streets of Chehalis, and during his very first traffic stop, a brand new trooper took a suspected DUI driver off the streets . . . more
  • 25 Washington State Patrol Troopers Sworn In
    After completing over 1,000 hours of training, these men and women will join Washington's premier law enforcement organization. The Washington State Patrol Academy produces approximately three cadet classes each biennium, which accounts for about 100 to 120 new troopers. Historically, only about four to six percent of the total number of applicants makes the grade to become WSP troopers . . . more

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Silver Alerts are ONLY, used for those who are 60 years old and older and suffering some sort of dementia related mental health issue.
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Issued when a missing person is in danger, not able to return to safety without assistance due to age, mental/physical health, or weather conditions.

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