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Welcome to the Washington State Patrol's Public Information Listserver. The department's Public Information Officers use the following statewide and regional e-mail lists to distribute information to the public and media services. Click on the map below to view the regional lists that are available for subscription.

We also have three alert lists providing information about Amber alerts, Endangered Missing Persons Advisory (EMPA), and Silver alerts. Please see Alert Lists for more information.

WSP District Map

Please select a District on the map or the corresponding text link to view the ListServ subscription lists available. To subscribe to all of the available lists, please use the All Lists Form located at the bottom of this page.

All Releases Statewide:

The department's Public Information Officer uses the following statewide and regional e-mail lists to distribute information to the public and media services for all Districts in Washington State.

Media Lists:

There are two (2) types of media lists. Each list type is explained below followed by an example in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Media Releases

A WSP media release is a traditional press release, with letterhead and contact information, written in order to highlight an important event, program, or piece of information.
Media Release SampleAdobe Acrobat PDF Format

Press Memos

A WSP press memo is information written in block style, supplied to the news media from WSP Communications about a specific collision. NOTE: Press Memos are sent much more frequently than Media Releases. Feel free to revise your subscriptions if you are receiving unwanted Press Memos.
Press Memo SampleAdobe Acrobat PDF Format

Subscription Instructions:

To subscribe to one or more of the lists below, send an email to the following address:

In the body of the email, type "subscribe," followed by the list name. Optionally, you can add your first and last name after the email address.

Example: subscribe D1-ALL-MEDIA John Doe

To subscribe to multiple lists, type a subscribe command for each list on its own line.
Note: If you are adding your name, you only need to include it on the first line.

subscribe D1-ALL-MEDIA John Doe
subscribe D1-PRESS-MEMOS
subscribe D2-ALL-MEDIA

Note: Listserv does not require a subject line for the email, but some email systems may drop messages with no subject as an anti-spam measure. Adding a subject line (such as "List Request") will help ensure delivery of your email.

List Names
Geographic Region Media Releases Press Memos
District 1: Pierce and Thurston counties D1-ALL-MEDIA D1-PRESS-MEMOS
District 2: Greater Seattle and Bellevue areas D2-ALL-MEDIA D2-PRESS-MEMOS
District 3: Walla Walla and Yakima counties D3-ALL-MEDIA D3-PRESS-MEMOS
District 4: Spokane and Whitman counties D4-ALL-MEDIA D4-PRESS-MEMOS
District 5: Southwest Washington D5-ALL-MEDIA D5-PRESS-MEMOS
District 6: Chelan, Kittitas, and Okanogan counties D6-ALL-MEDIA D6-PRESS-MEMOS
District 7: San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom counties D7-ALL-MEDIA D7-PRESS-MEMOS
District 8: All Lists D8-ALL-MEDIA D8-PRESS-MEMOS
District 8: Kitsap and Mason counties D8-ZONE1-MEDIA D8-ZONE1-PRESS-MEMOS
District 8: Clallam and Jefferson counties D8-ZONE2-MEDIA D8-ZONE2-PRESS-MEMOS
District 8: Grays Harbor, Pacific & Wahkiakum counties D8-ZONE3-MEDIA D8-ZONE3-PRESS-MEMOS
District 8: West Puget Sound area D8-ZONE4-MEDIA D8-ZONE4-PRESS-MEMOS

Alert Lists:

There are three (3) alert lists as well:

  • EMPA

For a description of each alert list, please read below:


Subscribers to the Washington State AMBER-ALERT list will receive all AMBER alerts issued within Washington State. All AMBER alerts are statewide by default. By subscribing to this list you will receive an email with all information, photos and maps available about the incident.


Endangered Missing Persons Advisories can be sent statewide or regionally. By subscribing to this list you will receive ALL EMPA’s issued within Washington State to include any photographs or maps available. There is currently no way to geographically target email lists based on incident location.


Silver Alerts are issued for anyone 60 and over and suffering from dementia. The alerts will be issued as Endangered Missing Persons Advisories but will have the Silver Alert designation within the description.

Unsubscribing from a List:

To unsubscribe from a list, simply send an email to with the word "signoff" followed by the list name in the body of the email.

signoff D1-ALL-MEDIA
signoff D1-PRESS-MEMOS
signoff D2-ALL-MEDIA


If you have any questions concerning our ListServ or subscribing to any of the lists provided, please submit them to our WSP List Manager.


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