Field Operations · District 3 Home Page
Welcome to District 3’s home page. The district's headquarters is located in Union Gap, with detachment offices located in Grandview, Kennewick, and Walla Walla. Please visit our Detachments web page to view the specific information about each office.
There are 142 Washington State Patrol employees serving the south central and southeastern part of our state including Yakima, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Garfield, Columbia, and Asotin counties. There are 61 field troopers and eight sergeants who are responsible for enforcing traffic and criminal laws, collision investigation, and assisting motorists on 1,000 miles of state routes and Interstate highways. In addition to the 61 field troopers, we also have troopers and commercial vehicle officers focused on enforcing laws related to commercial trucks, as well as troopers assigned as detectives. The district also has civil service employees who provide vital support to our district such as communications officers, professional office staff, radio technicians, fire marshals, evidence officers, and vehicle identification number (VIN) inspectors.
Goals & Objectives
In support of the Washington State Patrol's Strategic Plan and the Field Operations Bureau's Strategic Plan, District 3 adopted four goals for the district: :
Command & Support Staff
As an Assistant District Commander, Lieutenant Ken Wade oversees the detachments working out of the Union Gap and Grandview offices. He is housed at the District Headquarters in Union Gap.
Lieutenant Tom Foster leads the East Region overseeing the Kennewick and Walla Walla Detatchments. He is housed at the Kennewick WSP office.
Trooper Chris Thorson is the full-time District 3 recruiter who helps in identifying potential troopers for the WSP. For questions about a career as a trooper or applying, contact Trooper Thorson at Christopher.Thorson@wsp.wa.gov or 509-731-8964.Back to Top
Headquarters & Communications:
2715 Rudkin Road, Union Gap, WA 98903 - (509) 575-2320
From Interstate 82, take Exit 36 and go west on Valley Mall Boulevard. Turn left to go south on Rudkin Road. The office is two blocks south on the east side of Rudkin Road.
173905 West Interstate 82,
Grandview, WA 98930
Walla Walla -
Walla Walla WA 99362
Resource Links & Travel Information
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