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.


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

Tisha Jones, Certification Manager
(360) 486-2431

Kayla Wold, Hearings Coordinator
(206) 835-7306

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
Kivlin, John M. Bellevue PDSOCDecember 17-18 at 10 AM
Hicks, Edward N.King County SOCFinal Order
Ortona, SamanthaBremerton PD SOCNovember 5 at 9 AM
Ennis, GordonSpokane PDSOCTBD
Hussain, Agustin  Tukwila PDSOCTBD
Amador, DanielSeattle PDSOC Final Order
Chapackdee, AlexSeattle PDSOCTBD


Hearing Outcomes, Revocations, and Eligibility Reinstatements

Please click here for the complete list of hearing outcomes (last updated: July 24, 2019).

Hearing Outcomes, Revocations, and Eligibility Reinstatements

Last Name, First Name                  Agency                                 Statement of Charges                    Findings

Vradenburg, Thomas                     Fife PD                                  SOC                                                   FOF/COL - Revocation