Use of Force Policy (Benton County Sheriff's Office)

Christopher Wagar filed this request with the Benton County Sheriff's Office of Benton County, WA.
Multi Request Use of Force Policy


From: Christopher Wagar

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All current policies maintained by the department regarding Use of Force.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Christopher Wagar

From: Benton County Sheriff's Office

On October June 4, 2020, our office received your request for All current policies maintained by the department regarding Use of Force. Tracking number 2020-0716 has been assigned and this email serves to respond to said request pursuant to RCW 42.56.520.

Attached to this email are the documents responsive to your request. In the event any of the documents provided to you appear to be privileged or exempt, the disclosure is inadvertent, and the County does not waive any applicable exemption or privilege. If you become aware that any of the documents provided to you appear to be exempt from disclosure, please notify me immediately and promptly return the erroneously released document.

We now regard your request as fulfilled and concluded. If you have any questions, please call 509-735-6555 extension 3285 or send an email to<>.

[decal_sigline]TONI MATA
Records Division Benton County Sheriff's Office
7122 W. Okanogan Place, Bld. A
Kennewick, Washington 99336
509-735-6555 ext. 3285

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From: Christopher Wagar

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your prompt reply and attaching the requested documents.


Christopher Wagar