Browse Terms & Conditions Contact Lessons Learned FAQ Using the KMS
Tools Add
Rss Categories

Joint Operations Policy Statement (Washington State)

Uploaded By: Bryan Smith Reference Number: AA-00313 Views: 2716 Created: 2015-01-30 20:31 Last Updated: 2015-04-14 19:06 0 Rating/ Voters

This Joint Operations Policy Statement (JOPS) is an agreement between the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Washington State Patrol (WSP). WSDOT and WSP have established a mutual goal of safely clearing highway traffic incidents within 90 minutes. Achieving this goal requires additional partnerships with local fire and EMS services, the towing industry, media, insurance industry, and drivers. The purpose of establishing quick clearance goals is to enhance motorist and responder safety and minimize congestion.


The WSDOT, WSP, and WFCs have long recognized their joint responsibilities for enhancing the safety and security of our transportation systems. WSP’s Field Operations Division is responsible for traffic law enforcement, collision investigation, Commercial Vehicle Regulations, and motorist assistance on Washington State’s highways. WSDOT supports WSP with these operations through a wide range of activities and facilities varying from TIM to disaster response, winter operations, transportation security, and others. In 2006, the Governor's Office requested that both agencies collaborate on performance monitoring and accountability goals related to incident response and traffic incident clearance times. The agencies have successfully used the JOPS agreement to enhance their collaborative relationship and refine performance measures.

Agency/Organization (or Publication/Conference):Washington State Department of Transportation and Washington State Patrol

National Unifying Goal (NUG) Strategies:TIM Partnerships & Programs, Goals for Performance & Progress, Practices for Responder Safety, Multidisciplinary TIM Procedures, Response & Clearance Time Goals
Industry Topics:On Scene Management\Quick Clearance, Performance Measures, Traffic Management
Resource Type:Guidance & Policy
WSDOTWSPWFCJOPS.pdf 0.7 Mb Download File
Rss Comments
  • There are no comments for this article.
Info Add Comment
Nickname: Your Email: Subject: Comment:
Enter the code below:
Info Ask a Question