About Tribal Officer Certification

Under RCW 43.101.157, tribal governments may voluntarily request certification for their police officers. Tribal governments requesting certification for their police officers must enter into a written agreement with the commission. The agreement must require the tribal law enforcement agency and its officers to comply with all of the requirements for granting, denying, and revoking certification as those requirements are applied to peace officers certified under this chapter and the rules of the commission.

Tribal officers making application for certification as tribal police officers shall meet the requirements peace officer certification.

Looking for forms? Peace Officer Certification Forms


If you have any questions regarding Tribal Officer Certification, please contact the following staff

Tisha Jones, Certification Manager
(360) 486-2431