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Crime & Safety · Overview

The Washington State Patrol's Crime and Safety page provides information about crime prevention, criminal history, forensic services, investigative services and task forces, missing persons, most wanted criminals, as well as other criminal justice and public safety resources.

  • Criminal History Records and WATCH
    The Criminal History Records section provides information on how to obtain criminal histories by mail or online through WATCH, as well as information about Compromised Identity Claims.

  • Forensic Laboratory Services Bureau
    The Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratories play a vital role in the state's criminal justice process by providing forensic science expertise to various law enforcement and assisting agencies at crime scenes, as well as preparing evidence for trial and providing expert testimony.

  • Investigative Services Bureau
    The Investigative Services Bureau five divisions provide various public services, including homeland security; narcotics investigation and dismantling of clandestine labs; fatality, criminal, and missing children investigations; computer forensics; organized crime intelligence; as well as providing assistance and resources on investigations with other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

  • Laws, Courts and Criminal Justice Links
    Courts, Centers for Disease Control, Department of Justice, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, WA State Law (RCWs), Washington State Judicial Information System, and more.

  • Mail Safety and Parcel Bomb Recognition
    The Washington State Patrol Homeland Security Division is providing important information in an effort to help citizens become more aware of potential hazards in mail and parcel items.
  • Missing & Exploited Children Task Force
    The Missing & Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF) is a multi-agency task force focused on identifying, arresting and convicting those individuals who exploit children.

  • Missing & Unidentified Persons
    The Missing & Unidentified Persons Unit (MUPU) assists law enforcement agencies and parents in locating missing persons.

  • Most Wanted Fugitives and Arrests
    A listing of WSP's most wanted fugitives as well as arrested felons.

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