Founded in 1963, the association has over 900 members, including 39 elected county sheriffs, and 240 police chiefs, the Washington State Patrol, the Washington Department of Corrections and representatives from various federal agencies.
“Chief Covey has been involved with our statewide organization for many years, and his election as a board member reflects his great work and the respect our state’s Sheriffs and Chiefs have for him,” said WASPC executive director Steve Strachan.
Covery said it is an honor to be chosen by his peers to serve in the role.
“After over 40 years in law enforcement, I appreciate the opportunity to give back to the profession that has done so much for me,” he said. “To be able to work alongside these exceptional police leaders is truly a privilege.”