The Washington State Narcotics Officers Association would like to thank all of our attendees for this year’s Training Summit & Vendor Show. The Training Summit was a huge success and we appreciate your continued support. We hope that you enjoyed the training and we look forward to having you back next year at the Heathman Lodge.  Please take the time to provide feedback on the 2017 conference utilizing the WSNIA Guidebook app.


  • Provide relative, excellent, and affordable training to officers across Washington, making them more effective in their work
  • Promote the use of innovative techniques, best practices, strategic planning and intelligence driven investigations
  • Promote officer safety in everything we do
  • Educate the public on the devastating impact of illicit substances on our communities and why enforcement is a critical component
  • Educating our representatives on the issues critical to our members at the local, state and federal level
  • Collaborate with our partners involved in treatment and prevention
  • Expand our focus to related issues such as human trafficking, violent gangs and property crimes.
  • Promote communication and collaboration between officers throughout the northwest

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The 2018 WSNIA Training Summit, will be held April 23rd-April 26th, 2018 at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA.

WSNIA Loses Key Member

Rick Beghtol has served as the president then treasure of WSNIA for the past 11 years. Many years ago the association went through some tough times primarily due to a lack of leadership. Rick stepped up and saved the association from the brink. Rick was a narcotics detective and task force sergeant for most of his law enforcement career. He is a nationally recognized expert having provided training on narcotics enforcement and specifically informant management throughout the country. At the 2017 WSNIA Training Summit, Rick’s service was recognized with an award and thank you gift.

We would also like to thank his wife Janine for her annual help with conference registrations. She has helped out with every conference in the past 10 years. The Beghtol’s have been the foundation of WSNIA and we owe them a great debt of gratitude!