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About Us· Mission Statement

The Washington State Patrol makes a difference every day, enhancing the safety and security of our state by providing the best in public safety services.


To be the best public safety agency in the United States.


Service With Humility


Every employee is a critical member of a team committed to earning the trust and confidence of the public through:

  • Strong leadership
  • Effective partnerships
  • Professional excellence
  • Acting with integrity and accountability
  • Respecting and protecting individual rights
  • A culture of continuous improvement


  • Goal 1 - Make people safe on Washington roadways and ferries.
  • Goal 2 - Reduce our people's vulnerability to fire, crime, terrorism, and natural hazards.
  • Goal 3 - Meet the growing need for law enforcement, forensic, investigative, fire protection, and other public safety services statewide.
  • Goal 4 - Improve technology to enhance and sustain business processes, public safety infrastructure, and statewide emergency communications to facilitate the accomplishment of all agency goals.
  • Goal 5 - Provide strong leadership and resources to attract and foster a safe, ethical, innovative, knowledgeable, and diverse workforce.

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Service with Humility