Frequently Asked Questions

What does I-940 do?

Initiative 940 is an initiative to the Legislature on law enforcement training and community safety.   It - 

  • Requires training for violence de-escalation, mental health, and first aid.
  • Provides that police should render first aid at the scene.
  • Applies a good faith standard for use of deadly force and removes the de facto immunity.  
  • Requires completely independent investigations of use of deadly force when there is injury or death.
  • Brings diverse community stakeholders to the table for the development of standards and curriculum.
  • Includes Tribal governments in investigations where a tribal person was injured or killed.

Where can I get more information?

For an update on the status of I-940 click here.

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How can I donate to the Campaign?

Persons who are 18 or older can donate to the campaign and must be making donations of their own funds.    Contributions to De-Escalate Washington I-940 are not tax deductible.

You may mail checks made out to De-Escalate Washington I-940 to

  • De-Escalate Washington
  • PO Box 21509
  • Seattle, Washington  98111

Or you can go on-line and use the donate button on our website.