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District 2 serves the most populated county in Washington with over 2.1 million residents. Interstates 5, 90, 405 and State Routes 520 and 167 are flooded every day by commuters going to work, students driving to the University of Washington, travelers flying in and out of Sea-Tac International Airport, and sports fans going to watch events at Safeco Field, CenturyLink Field, and Husky Stadium.

District 2 is also home to:

  • Washington State Convention Center
  • Starbuck's, Microsoft and Amazon Corporate Headquarters
  • Port of Seattle
  • Boeing Field, King County Airport
  • WSF Headquarters to include Coleman and Fauntleroy Ferry Terminals
  • Snoqualmie Pass over I-90
  • Emerald Downs
  • Home of Seafair - hydroplane races, multi-day air show (Blue Angels)

District 2 is home to metropolitan cities of Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Renton, Kent and surrounding communities, which host the majority of major events in the state to include dignitary visits, major sporting venues, and cultural and political events.

The Communications Center in District 2 is a primary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) in King County for cellular 9-1-1 calls. The comm center receives over 41,000 calls per month, including over 25,000 cellular 9-1-1 calls reporting anything from very minor to serious injury and fatality traffic collisions, disabled vehicles, medical emergencies, erratically driven vehicles, roadway blockages, and other traffic related issues to reporting major crimes in progress. These calls account for more than 41% of all calls to the WSP communication centers statewide.

Goals & Objectives

District 2 and its employees are committed to the overall goals and objectives of the Washington State Patrol. We pro-actively and re-actively serve the citizens of King County and create partnerships with citizen groups, the media, and other organizations to provide professional law enforcement services.


  • Reduce fatality and injury collisions involving impaired or aggressive drivers on the state route and interstate system.
  • Reduce road closure time involving the number of over-90-minute incidents.
  • Reduce the number of collisions, citizen complaints, and incidents involving aggressive drivers on the state route and interstate system..
  • Continue to increase the percentage of seat belt usage by enforcing the primary seat belt law and effecting programs that raise the awareness of restraint issues within our community.
  • Reduce the number of speed related collisions on the state route and interstate system.


  • Develop and implement plans to decrease the percentage of injury collisions involving aggressive and impaired drivers under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol on the interstates and state routes.
  • Develop and implement plans to increase the percentage of seat belt usage in our community.
  • Develop and implement plans to decrease the number of incidents lasting longer than 90 minutes.
  • Develop and implement plans to reduce the number of collisions on I-90 during winter months.  Increase compliance with chain restrictions and educate the public on the dangers of winter driving.
  • Decrease the number of load securement violations in the APA.
    Promote safe travel of commercial vehicles on interstate and state routes by conducting driver and vehicle inspections and enforcing size, weight and load laws. (RCW 46.44)

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Command & Support Staff

Captain Ron Mead

Captain Ron Mead is the commander of the District 2 Field Operations Bureau. Although geographically the smallest, District 2 is the busiest of all the eight districts in the state. Captain Mead oversees over 150 employees who patrol the State Routes and Interstates of King County and provide other public safety services.

Lt. Geof Jacobson

Lieutenant Geof Jacobson leads patrol operations in East King County and serves as the District 2 Commander's Liaison to WSDOT to coordinate response efforts to Snoqualmie Pass. He coordinates the district's technology development, to include the in-car video, computer and radio systems.

Lieutenant Ken Noland

Lieutenant Ken Noland leads Special Operations in District 2. He oversees the Target Zero Team (TZT), Aggressive Driving Apprehension Team (ADAT) and Motorcycle Detachment. In addition, he oversees the district's Evidence Custodial Operation and the Field Training Officer Program (FTO).

Lieutenant Zach Elmore

Lieutenant Zach Elmore leads patrol operations in North King County which is based out the Roanoke Office. He also coordinates the district's Rapid Deployment Force (RDF), Drug Expert Recognition (DRE) and also is the King County court liaison.

Lt. JoAnn Buettner

Lieutenant JoAnn Buettner leads patrol operation, and oversees the district's overtime coordinator in South King County, based out the Tukwila Office. In addition, she oversees the district's Collision Technical Specialist (CTS) and Control Tactics and Weapons Instructors (CTW), and the Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) program.

Trooper Nick King

Trooper Nick King is the full-time District 2 recruiter who helps in identifying potential troopers for the WSP. For questions about a career as a trooper or applying, please contact Trooper King at Nick King or 425-466-8499.

Cindy Dunn

Cindy Dunn is the Secretary Supervisor for the WSP District 2. Cindy provides administrative and secretarial support to the District Commander and Lieutenants. She also supervises the professional secretarial staff for Seattle, South Seattle and Bellevue WSP offices.


Contact Directory

Headquarters & Communications:

2803 156th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-6523
Phone: (425) 401-7788

Directions: Go east on Interstate 90. Take Exit 11-A (watch for signs to the State Patrol office and/or 156th Avenue SE). Take the second right off of the exit, then cross over Interstate 90 and turn right onto SE Eastgate Way to 156th Avenue SE. Turn left at light onto 156th Avenue. The Bellevue complex is on the left about 1/2 mile from the intersection, up the hill.


333 Griffin Avenue
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Phone: (360) 825-6154

Seattle North
811 E Roanoke
Seattle, WA 98102
Phone: (206) 720-3040

Seattle South
15666 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188-6523
Phone: (206) 439-3830


@wspd2pio - The District 2 Public Information Officers(PIO) tweet for District 2, King County. For more information about the PIO's that contribute to the District 2 Twitter account, visit the WSP Digital Communications page.


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Captain Ron Mead
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