Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: August 4, 2015
Contact: Captain Monica Alexander
Phone: (206) 396-4505
Twitter: @wastatepatrol

Washington State Patrol Phone Compromised

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) Headquarter's telephone was compromised. The WSP received 30 complaints from citizens stating they were called by someone who falsely identified themselves as a WSP trooper. According to the citizens, the caller inpersonating a trooper accused the citizens of various violations including outstanding warrants, unpaid tickets, and unpaid school taxes.

The WSP does not call citizens to advise of violations, warrants, or collect fines.

If citizens receive phone calls from someone stating they are a WSP trooper calling to collect or advise of fines, they should do the following:

The WSP takes these acts very seriously and is currently working on a solution to remedy the problem.