Archive | Organizations

Information produced by the various organizations active in dealing with LEOFF 1 issues.

WACOPS I-940 Press Release

December 7, 2017 WACOPS is fighting to strengthen the rights and quality of life for those who have dedicated their careers to protecting and serving our communities. We do not believe today, or at any time during this debate, that changing the current use of force law (RCW 9A.16.040) will reduce violent interactions between law […]

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New WACOPS Executive Director

After a nationwide search, the WACOPS Board of Directors has hired its newest Executive Director: Teresa Taylor. Most recently, Taylor has served for nearly seven years as Executive Vice President of Kitsap Building Association (KBA) in Bremerton, Wash. She had been with KBA since February 2006 where she also served as Government Affairs Director prior […]

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RFFOW President’s Message | November 2017

We are having a problem with filling our firefighter and law enforcement officer positions on LEOFF I Disability Boards and Prior Act Pension Boards. Some of the existing members under the jurisdiction of these boards live out of the area, in other cities, towns and states, or due to age or health, are not able […]

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RFFOW President’s Message | September 2017

As far as I am concerned the Coalition’s refusal to share in the cost of retaining a contract lobbyist to assist us during the special session and in the formation of the state budget was the last straw. As the final special legislative session was coming to a close no retirement system merger bills had […]

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PLEASE – NO MONEY FOR THE COALITION

Evidently the LEOFF I Coalition has just sent out another fund raising notice.  I received several emails with questions about the Coalition yesterday.  I urge everyone NOT to donate to the Coalition. Here’s why… The Coalition does not represent anyone except their Board of Directors. Regardless of their claims, the Coalition has no members.  In […]

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RFFOW President’s Message | June 2017

by Richard Warbrouck As I write this article on June 11, 2017 we are approaching the end of the second special session on June 21, 2017.  State government will shut down on July 1, 2017 if they have not passed a budget bill. The problem is how to raise the additional three billion dollars in […]

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RFFOW President’s Message | April 2017

by Richard Warbrouck President, RFFOW I want to acknowledge and thank our members who over the past year have sent in personal legislative contributions. This past month we received several generous contributions in the $500, $300, $250, and $150 range as well as many in the $100, $50 and lower amounts. These individual donations are […]

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RSPOA & the LEOFF I Coalition

Editor’s Note: This article is now a historical item. It was written in 2008 when the RSPOA was still on the Coalition board. It sort of demonstrates how the effectiveness of the Coalition began to fail. by Jerry Taylor & John Nordlund Eight years! It all started back in mid-2000 and officially began on October […]

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RFFOW President’s Message | June 2001

by Richard Warbrouck As I write this article on Sunday May 27th (2001) for our June Newsletter, the first 30day Special Session of the Legislature has come to a close. “Special” is the legal term for the session that follows the regular annual session. SB 6166 which deals with the LEOFF surplus has passed the […]

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