Spokane Police Chief Named President of WASPC

Steven D. Strachan, (360) 486-2380

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 4:57 p.m.

Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl became President of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) June 23rd.  He will serve as WASPC President until Spring of 2021. 

“Chief Meidl is a great leader for our organization, especially during this period when there are substantive discussions about police reform at every level of government” said Steve Strachan, WASPC executive director.  “He will help us review and commit to improved practices that recognize both community expectations and public safety.”

WASPC was founded in 1963 and consists of executive and top management personnel from law enforcement agencies statewide. With more than 900 members it includes the 39 elected county sheriffs, and 240 police chiefs, as well as the Washington State Patrol, the Washington Department of Corrections, and representatives of Tribal and federal agencies.

WASPC is the only association of its kind in the nation combining representatives from local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement into a single body, working toward a common goal. WASPC's function is to provide specific materials and services to all law enforcement agencies in the state, members and non-members alike. 

“It's an honor to serve this organization as they work tirelessly to improve law enforcement services to the community” said Chief Meidl.

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