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Field Operations · District 8 Home Page

District 8 is situated along Washington State’s Pacific coastline with the Canadian border to the north, the Columbia River to the south, and on the east, Hood Canal running into the heart of the district. The district is responsible for providing services to Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties. Detachment offices are located in Hoquiam, Port Angeles, Bremerton, Naselle, and Shelton.

Troopers of District 8 partner with the State Patrol’s Department of Homeland Security to assist with security measures to the nation's largest ferry service, and many of Washington State Ferry Terminals are also located within the district.

District 8 is also home to:

  • WSP Training Academy
  • Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
  • Naval Base Kitsap
  • Naval Submarine Base Bangor
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Station
  • Olympic National Park

The district is home to the Hood Canal Floating Bridge, gateway to the Olympic Peninsula and the stunning features of Olympic National Park. In addition, the district boasts many scenic attractions, such as the Hood Canal, miles of ocean beaches, salmon filled rivers and lakes, rainforests, glacier-capped peaks, and a stunning variety of plants and animals

Captain Chris Old is honored to serve with the 140 men and women of District 8 who strive each day to ensure traffic and public safety throughout the Olympic Peninsula and southwest Washington while assigned to: law enforcement, traffic investigations, commercial vehicle enforcement, vehicle inspections, narcotics investigations, communication and support services.

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District 8: Goals & Objectives

In support of the Field Operations Bureau strategic plan and goals, District 8 has set further goals for the region which include the following:

To facilitate a safe and efficient motoring environment on state highways by:

  • Detecting and apprehending of drivers operating motor vehicles while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Reducing aggressive driving.
  • Enforcing zero tolerance of seat belt and child safety restraint violations.
  • Reducing the number of collisions caused by DUI, drugs, speed, and aggressive driving through enforcement and community education.
  • Community outreach to encourage, develop, and nurture interagency partnerships at the local, state, and federal level in support of community interests.

Command & Support Staff

Region I & III

Lieutenant, Robert Brazas

As an Assistant District Commander, Lieutenant, Robert Brazas oversees the four detachments operating in Kitsap County working out of the Bremerton office and the two Olympic Peninsula detachments working out of the Port Angeles office ... His office is located at the District Headquarters in Bremerton.

Region II

Lieutenant Dan Sharp

Lieutenant Dan Sharp serves as Assistant District Commander overseeing the patrol detachments covering Mason, Grays Harbor, Pacific and Wahkiakum counties. His office is located at the Shelton Detachment.



District 8 - Trooper Careers Recruiter

Trooper Katherine Colello-Bidewell


Recruiter: Trooper Katherine Colello-Bidewell
Cell Phone: (360) 328-3741
Desk Phone: (360) 473-0300


District Eight Secretary Supervisor

Melynda Phelps is the District Eight Secretary Supervisor. She provides administrative and secretarial support to the District Commander and lieutenants. Melynda also coordinates the activities of the detachment secretaries.

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Address Directory

Headquarters & Communications:

4811 Werner Road, Bremerton, WA 98312 - (360) 473-0300


District 8 headquarters is located between Silverdale and Port Orchard, just west of State Route 3. From State Route 3, exit at W. Loxie Eagans Road and continue west one quarter mile. Take a left turn at Union, which is the second traffic light, then the first right is the entrance to the district office.


Bremerton, WA - 4811 Werner Road, Bremerton, WA 98312 - (360) 473-0300
Shelton, WA - 629 W Dayton Airport Road, 98584-8945 - (360) 432-7581
Hoquiam, WA - 3111 Pacific Ave, 98550-4222 - (360) 533-9332
Naselle, WA - 797 State Route 4, 98638 - (360) 484-3130
Port Angeles, WA - 62 Old Olympic Highway, 98362 (360) 417-1738

Vehicle Inspections:

Visit the VIN locations page or view the VIN schedule page for a current list of inspection times and locations.

Resource Links & Travel Information

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Captain Chris Old
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District Information

District 8 Location Map