Stand With Those Who Serve (S.W.T.W.S)

Stand With Those Who Serve is an annual event that began as an idea in 2010, following the loss of 6 officers in Washington State.  It was clear after the tragedy that law enforcement personnel needed a chance to come together for a positive event along with their families to heal.  A volunteer team came together from law enforcement, corrections and other first responder agencies from the city, state, federal and military agencies. The team has stayed together from the beginning and continues to add new members who are truly dedicated to making the event better each year.

The first Stand with Those Who Serve was held in the summer of 2011 at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, and drew more than 2,500 participants and attendees. The concept was simple, to offer a safe and fun day for law enforcement professionals to feel appreciated, enjoy a hotdog and ice cream and share the positive aspect of their job with their families. It was clear after the first year - this is a special and important event.

Your support of Seattle Police Foundation provides clear, measureable results for making Seattle safer: Stand with Those Who Serve provides the opportunity for attendees to view agency demos and displays, as well as a time to reconnect with colleagues, and gather more information about organizations and businesses who support law enforcement families.

On July 22, 2017, the volunteer team is proud to be hosting the 7th Annual Stand With Those Who Serve event on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  The past five years has seen more than 13,000 participants and attendees of all ages.  This year the event is opened to all first responders and is inclusive - all law enforcement, corrections, fire, and military, and all of their families. 

Click here to see photos from the 2016 SWTWS Event

Click here to read more about the 2016 SWTWS Event