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Franklin County Sheriff's Department Recognized At WASPC Meeting In Pasco Wednesday

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PASCO, Wash. - The Pasco Red Lion was filled with Police Chiefs and Sheriffs from across Washington Wednesday night.

They have been in Pasco for a conference since Monday and have attended a number of training classes and meetings.

Wednesday night the Franklin County Sheriff's Department won an award.

They met all 144 standards in an evaluation done by the Washington Association of Sheriff's and Police Chiefs.

Leaders said new standards are usually set every four years when the evaluations are done.

Franklin County Sheriff Richard Lathim accepted the award.  He said, "It is kind of exciting we are the only one in Eastern Washington this time that is going to receive that an accreditation, less than 10 percent of the Sheriff's Offices in the state of Washington achieve accreditation so we are happy to be part of that."

He said they were evaluated in many different areas including handling evidence and crime scenes.

He said they've been working on this for a year.

The WASPC holds this meeting twice a year.   This Spring it will take place in Kennewick.

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