Crime & Safety · Investigative Services Bureau
The Investigative Services Bureau (ISB) consists of six divisions that provide various public services, including criminal records, vessel and terminal safety; narcotics investigation and dismantling of clandestine labs; fatality, criminal, and missing children investigations; computer forensics; and organized crime intelligence. Personnel within our bureau are some of the most highly trained individuals in law enforcement and are continuously sought after for their experience and expertise.
Criminal Records Division
The Criminal Records Division (CRD) is comprised of three Sections, the Collision Records Section, the ACCESS Section, and the Identification and Criminal History Section.
The ACCESS Section manages and operates the statewide law enforcement telecommunications system, A Central Computerized Enforcement Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS provides telecommunications linkage to law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies.
Identification and Criminal History Section
The Identification and Criminal History Section provides services for both criminal justice and non-criminal justice purposes and is also responsible for maintaining the statewide repository for fingerprint-based criminal history record information (CHRI).
Collision Records Section
As the repository for all police traffic collision reports, the Collision Records Section provides data and statistical information to more than 250 federal, state, and local jurisdictions. The Collision Records Section provides collision reports to individuals under RCW 46.52.080 (entitled parties) and RCW 42.56 (public requests).
Criminal Investigation Division
The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) conducts investigations into vehicle homicide, vehicular assault, and felony hit-and-run collisions. Additionally, the division investigates crimes committed on the Capitol Campus, threats against elected officials, and felony crimes discovered by uniformed troopers. CID, at the request of the State Auditor's Office, conducts investigations regarding whistleblower complaints, and contracts with the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) for criminal investigations involving DSHS employees. CID office also conducts major administrative investigations involving employees of DSHS in accordance with Executive Order 96-01.
CID partners with the Crime Laboratory Division and the Identification Section to provide comprehensive investigations of crime scenes at the request of any law enforcement agency.
Homeland Security Division
The Homeland Security Division encompasses Vessel and Terminal Security (VATS) for the entire WSF fleet and terminal security in Western Washington counties, command of the four WSP inter-agency bomb squads, canine handler training for explosives and narcotics canine teams and agency homeland security coordination.
Investigative Assistance Division
The Investigative Assistance Division consists of the Narcotics Section, Organized Crime Intelligence Unit (OCIU), Computer Forensics Unit, Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), Missing Persons Unit, and Missing and Exploited Children Task Force. Division personnel and resources support a variety of federal, state, and local agencies.
Office of Professional Standards
The Office of Professional Standards (OPS) provides oversight responsibility for the agency's complaint and disciplinary procedures. OPS is tasked with ensuring the disciplinary process is conducted fairly; that all administrative investigations are complete, impartial, objective, and consistent; and that standardized discipline is imposed. For information on how to file a complaint, see WSP Complaint Process.
Internal Affairs Section
The Internal Affairs Section is responsible for conducting investigations regarding serious allegations of employee misconduct.
Special Operations Division
The Special Operations Division is comprised of the Aviation Section and Executive Services Section.