Read our recommendations for improving local police union contracts

Rep. John Lewis quote:

The Justice System Committee reviewed police union contracts up for negotiation. Bellingham, Blaine, and Lynden will negotiate police union contracts in fall 2021. Ferndale and Whatcom County contracts will renew in 2022.

Learn about theĀ minimum changes needed to ensure accountability to the public by reading these summaries prepared for Whatcom County law enforcement agencies.

Bellingham Police Department Union Contract Summary

Blaine Police Department Union Contract Summary

Ferndale Police Department Union Contract Summary (coming soon!)

Lynden Police Union Contract Summary

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Union Contract Summary

Help increase police accountability in your community, contact your city executives, council members, and law enforcement leaders to demand these much-needed improvements.