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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: :

  1. Reduce the number of collisions involving impaired drivers on state and interstate highways.
  2. Reduce the number of speed-related collisions on the state and interstate highways.
  3. Reduce incidents of aggressive driving on state and interstate highways.
  4. Increase use of seat belts and child restraints on state and interstate highways.

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Command & Support Staff

As an Assistant District Commander, Lieutenant Kiley Conaway oversees the detachments working out of the Union Gap and Grandview offices. He is housed at the District Headquarters in Union Gap.

Lieutenant Debbie Wilson leads the East Region overseeing the Kennewick and Walla Walla Detachments. She 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 or 509-731-8964.

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Address Directory

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.


Grandview - 173905 West Interstate 82, Grandview, WA 98930
Phone: (509) 882-9945 - Fax: (509) 882-9949

Kennewick - 143302 East Law Lane, Kennewick WA 99337-2011
Phone: (509) 734-7034

Walla Walla - 406 Wellington, Walla Walla WA 99362
Phone: (509) 527-4413

Vehicle Inspections:

View our VIN locations or the VIN schedule/hours for a current list of inspection times and locations.

Resource Links & Travel Information

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Captain Shane Nelson
Shane Nelson

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