When the WSATF was created four years ago, it was our goal to include all correctional employees across the state, including County jail staff. Hence the name Washington Staff Assault Task Force TM, as opposed to Washington State Assault Task Force.

It doesn't matter whether it's a jail or a prison, the need for correctional staff to have the ability to voluntarily join an organization that is dedicated to protecting their own, should not be limited by jurisdictions or agencies - we all have dangerous jobs. Each day, whether they are State or County, correctional employees face the real possibility of violent assault, whether it is in the Pierce County Jail, or at the Washington State Penitentiary.

The Task Force appreciates the dangers encountered by Jail Staff. Dealing with “free people,” jailers and deputies are often exposed to inebriated, intoxicated, or drug fueled prisoners and the dangers associated with their behaviors.

Please help the WSATF to help you and your County:
Contact us, so that we can make the Washington Staff Assault Task Force TM a reality and a supportive resource in your agency.


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-Clellam County -Cowlitz County -Walla Walla County
-Mason County -Thruston County -Yakima County
-Clark County    
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