About Certification Hearings

Under RCW 43.101.155, if the Commission determines, upon investigation, that there is probable cause to believe that a peace officer's certification should be denied or revoked, the Commission will prepare and serve upon the officer a statement of charges. The statement of charges will be accompanied by a notice that to receive a hearing on the denial or revocation, the officer must request a hearing before the hearings board within sixty days of communication of the statement of charges.  Failure of the officer to request a hearing within the sixty-day period constitutes a default, whereupon the commission may enter an order.

These hearings are open to the public. 

There are certain circumstances under which a peace officer, who has had their certification revoked or denied, may apply to have their certification reinstated.

Panel Members

For more information regarding the panel member makeup, please see RCW 43.101.380.

If you are interested in applying for the certification hearings panel, the following documents will need to be submitted:

  • Panel member application 
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Letter of support from your agency supervisor (members of the public may submit a letter of recommendation in lieu of a letter of support).

Materials may be submitted to the Hearings Coordinator at kwold@cjtc.wa.gov or mailed to WSCJTC, Attention Kayla Wold, 19010 1st Ave S. Burien, WA 98168.

Materials submitted to WSCJTC will be presented at the quarterly commission meeting. Please note, the applicant does not need to attend. Upon approval or denial, a letter will be sent with more information. 

Contacts

If you have any questions regarding current and past hearings, please contact the following staff:

Kayla Wold, Hearings Coordinator
(206) 835-7306
kwold@cjtc.wa.gov

Upcoming Certification Hearings

All hearings are held in Room C-122 at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.

Findings will be posted in "Hearing Outcomes" within 95 days of the hearing date.

Upcoming Certification Hearings:
Last Name, First NameAgency  Statement of Charges Hearing Date
Bogen, JohnBremerton PDSOCJanuary 25-26, 2022, 9 a.m. via Zoom
Cox, LeightonPalouse PDSOCTBD
Ennis, GordonSpokane PDSOCTBD
Guerrero, RolandoQuincy PDSOCMarch 23-24, 2022, 9 a.m. via Zoom
Harmon, JeffreyKing CO SOSOCTBD
Perez-ResopSumner PDSOCFebruary 8, 2022, 9 a.m. via Zoom
Peters, ColbySeattle PDSOCApril 5, 2022, 9 a.m. via Zoom
Smith, Daryl Spokane CO SOSOCTBD
Smith, TravisSpokane CO SOSOCTBD
Welch, MichaelColville PDSOCMarch 2-3, 2022, 9 a.m. via Zoom

 

Hearing Outcomes, Revocations, and Eligibility Reinstatements

Please click here for the complete list of hearing outcomes (last updated: December 14, 2021).


Hearing Outcomes, Revocations, and Eligibility Reinstatements


Last Name, First NameAgencyStatement of ChargesFindings
Calcagno, ChristopherWashougal PDSOCFinal Order
Inklebarger, JeffreyBremerton PDSOCOrder of Default
McCabe, DavidSpokane PDSOCOrder of Default
Roach, BenjaminKing CO SOSOCOrder of Default
Wall, Philip
Seattle PDSOCOrder of Default
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