Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and our partners have set the standards to a new level for law enforcement training in Washington
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Pasco Police Department, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State University Police Department, and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, earned the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) National Certification Program™ Seal of excellence for the development of the following training courses:
- Use of Force Defensive Tactics Instructor Course – 40 hours
- Firearms Range Instructor Course – 80 hours
- Emergency Vehicle Operations Basic Course – 40 hours
With the development of these courses, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and our partners have set the standards to a new level for law enforcement training in Washington. IADLEST has recognized the Spokane County Sheriff's Office as the only law enforcement agency in the country with nationally certified training.
Our next project will be to develop a De-Escalation course. Once completed, the De-Escalation course will also be submitted to IADLEST for their rigorous review and certification before implementation. With the new legislative changes regarding law enforcement reform, receiving the IADLEST seal of excellence is a true honor. It is imperative to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and our partners that we take these critical steps to provide best-practice, research-based, certified training to deputies/officers, which provides the highest level of service while keeping our communities safe.