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Matthew Stowers

Marine Law Enforcement Coordinator,
WA State Parks


A 35 year veteran of law enforcement in Washington State, I recently retired and joined Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission as the Marine Law Enforcement Coordinator with the Boating Program.  I have worked patrol, investigations, traffic, marine services and many other programs and projects.  I have held the ranks of Corrections Officer, Deputy, Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant.
In addition, I have been an instructor for the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy since 2004.


Grays Harbor Community College
Aberden, Washington, United States
AA, 1981
Criminal Justice
1979 To 1981

Charleston, South Carolina, United States
MPOC, 2004
Marine Police Officer
2004 To 2004

Washington State Basic Marine Law Enforcement Academy
Chelan, Washington, United States
RBS Officer Certificate
Marine Law Enforcement
1999 To 1999

Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission
Burien, Washington, United States
Peace Officer Certification, 1986
Criminal Justice
1989 To 1989

Job History

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Marine Law Enforcement Coordinator
Tumwater, WA, United States
August 2020 - present

Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office
Montesano, WA, United States
September 1985 - July 2020