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Message from the President:


 I’d like to take this opportunity to personally welcome each of you to WACLEA.  If you are not a member of this organization I urge you to become a member of the leading association for higher education campus law enforcement and public safety in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia.  If you are a current member I thank you and hope that you take advantage of the wealth of knowledge that is a click away. 

These are exciting times for WACLEA as we continue to grow and adapt as an organization to the ever changing environment we all work in.  We’re transforming the way we operate to continuously improve our ability to train and support all persons and organizations in the area of public safety.  Our members continually meet the challenges of our field and excel despite setbacks they may face locally or globally.  We all should be very proud of where we are as a profession today and excited about where we are headed.   

As a member, WACLEA offers you access to membership surveys as well as presentations and other educational information through our website.   WACLEA conducts an annual training conference which provides top notch training from well-known trainers from across the United States.  Your membership also allows you to attend these trainings at a discounted rate. 

It is our hope that you will join our association and take full advantage of the expertise of our membership.  We also look forward to you lending your expertise to other members.  I thank you all for your service and please stay safe.

Steven J. Hansen

About Us

The Western Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (WACLEA) is a non-profit campus police and security association which operates in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, Alaska, and British Columbia, Canada. We work closely with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and other law enforcement organizations.  

WACLEA is the premier training and support association for campus law enforcement in the Northwest and beyond.  Our training programs provide professional level training to enhance the skills and knowledge of administrators and officer level staff.  Networking opportunities through the association allow for members to draw on the expertise of others and share resources, ideas and best practices. 

Our Certificate of Incorporation is on file in the State of Washington as a non-profit under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Certificate of Incorporation and our IRS letter of compliance is posted here.


During the 2017 WACLEA Conference Award Banquet we presented the 2017 Department of the Year award to Chief Jace Smith and the Lane Community College Department of Public Safety for their outstanding achievements in problem solving, campus safety, and community service.

The two recipients of the Robert G. Peterson Memorial Scholarships were Victor Wong from Simon Fraser University and Colton Cervantes from Lewis-Clark State College.

Also this year we presented a plaque to Jim Bennett thanking him for his service on the Board. Allan Laird and Barbara Pierce were honored for their many years of service to WACLEA.

Steve Hansen assumed the presidency, Jason Berthon-Koch is our immediate past president, and Jace Smith accepted the nomination as our new vice-president. Allan Laird graciously accepted another term as Treasurer and the Representatives remained the same.

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