police training

Snohomish County’s new sheriff seeks a reset for her department

BY: - November 14, 2023

From an early age, Susanna Johnson wanted to be a cop. At 22, she got her dream job with the sheriff’s department in Washington’s third most populous county. In a few weeks, Johnson will become the new Snohomish County sheriff, capping three decades of wearing a badge, nearly all of it for the law enforcement […]

Less than a third of WA police certified in new deescalation and mental health training

BY: - August 7, 2023

Carlos Hunter was killed by police officers who tased him and shot him 16 times during a 2019 traffic stop for a search warrant in Vancouver, Washington. A Clark County prosecutor determined that the police acted lawfully. But a lawsuit Hunter’s family filed last year describes a chaotic scene in the moments that led up […]