Four New Police Training Academies Proposed To Help Tackle State Police Shortage

Washington has the fewest police officers per capita in the country. Now, Gov. Jay Inslee has announced a new plan to help fix the shortage of police officers that focuses on bringing in new recruits.

In a news conference on Thursday, the governor and many police chiefs and sheriffs said they want to see more training centers across the state, adding locations to Pasco, Everett, Bellingham and Vancouver. Spokane County is already working on building another police academy in a separate project.

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