Washington State Patrol
Chief John R. Batiste
Captain Jason Berry
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
***For Immediate Release***
Date: August 2, 2010
Contact: Sergeant Freddy Williams
Phone: (360) 596-4014
WSP OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR TEMPORARY LAYOFF
-Emergency Response Capabilities Unaffected-
(Olympia)—Washington State Patrol offices around the state will close on August 6, 2010, as part of legislatively-mandated temporary layoff days due to severe budget shortfalls.
Even though offices are closed, troopers will still be patrolling highways and 9-1-1 operators will be answering emergency calls.
These office closures will not affect public safety. If you call 9-1-1 a trooper will respond to your emergency.