Olympia – At their recent legislative/membership meeting, the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) named their Legislators of the Year. Among those awarded was Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island).
“It’s a huge honor to get an award from our state’s law enforcement officers. They have a very difficult, demanding job, and I’m grateful for their support,” Hansen said.
WACOPS praised Representative Hansen’s work on legislation relating to body cameras for law enforcement, saying “Rep. Hansen recognized that the rush to implement body cam programs was a detriment to law enforcement officers and developed a task force within sideboards that were acceptable to WACOPS and provided us with two task force members.”
The WACOPS organization supports those who dedicate their careers to serving and protecting the public through legislative advocacy, legal defense, and other professional support. Its members hail from law enforcement guilds from across Washington.