Sheriffs question quality of training at Washington's state law enforcement academy – USA TODAY

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A group representing every sheriff in Washington has urged Gov. Jay Inslee to hire someone to review the state’s basic law enforcement training academy because they are concerned it doesn’t meet legal requirements.
Washington illustrates the problems with the patchwork nature of law enforcement training across the U.S., experts say. There are about 18,000 departments in the country, but no national standards for training, so requirements vary widely. 


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