Close

About Us

 The Washington State Patrol is a premier law enforcement agency made up of dedicated professionals who work hard to improve the quality of life for our citizens and prevent the unnecessary loss of life on a daily basis.

Population: 7.288 million (2016)
Size of Washington: 66,582 square miles   
Counties: 39
State Capitol: Olympia
Nickname: Evergreen State

Commissioned personnel: 1100 (Budgeted)
Civilian Employees: 1100 (Budgeted)
911 Calls Handled: 599,002 (2016)

Responds to an average of 3,092 contacts a day
Averages 1,128,642 contacts a year

Yearly Contacts: 1,063,845 (2015)
Yearly Calls for Service: 202,594 (2015)

Lane Miles Served: 18,699
Motorist travel 90 million vehicle miles each day