New Eastern Washington police officer training campus proposed for Pasco

PASCO, Wash. – Pasco may soon be home to a class of 30 new police recruits learning how to enforce the law – but closer to home. Pasco is one of fo...

July 30, 2022
6:14 AM

PASCO, Wash. – Pasco may soon be home to a class of 30 new police recruits learning how to enforce the law – but closer to home. Pasco is one of four spots across Washington state proposed to house a regional law enforcement training center. It would be the only one east of the Cascades. The others are planned for Vancouver, Everett and Bellingham. Currently, if someone wants to become an officer, first they need to get through a lengthy screening process. Then, after they area hired by an agency they must spend nearly five months at a training academy in Burien.

Cameron Probert