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ADVICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE INVESTIGATION
William J. Elfo, Sheriff of Whatcom County, Washington
Your Class 1 Internal and External Investigation
According to the US Constitution, the Constitution for the State of Washington, the laws of the
State of Washington and Whatcom County Code, this document notifies you that you are
the subject employee in connection with an Investigation that has been authorized by the
aforementioned, those previously aggrieved, as well as the citizens of Whatcom County.
An interview will be performed at a later date. Prior to the interview, you will receive an
Advice of Investigative Interview providing you with the name of the investigating officer,
the name and rank of the interviewer and the names of others who will be in attendance,
the specific allegations and the policy violations. All involved parties shall be bound to the
NOTICE provisions contained at the end of this Advisement.
THIS IS A CLASS I ADMINISTRATIVE INVESTIGATION
THIS IS A CLASS II ADMINISTRATIVE INVESTIGATION
This investigation is to determine the facts and possible violations of Sheriff’s Office
Policy/Procedure, Rules and Regulations, Federal and State Constitutional Law and
Whatcom County Code regarding:
Alleged Acts of Misconduct:
Abuse of power/authority
Abuse of office
Misuse of county resources
Continued endangerment of county deputies
Callous disregard for the welfare of non-politically supportive employees
Callous disregard for the welfare of political opponents
Serious ethical breaches
Continued pattern of credibility lapses
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To be carefully read at a later date.
Effective immediately, you are directed to have no communication regarding this
matter, either on-duty or off-duty, with any person including potential witnesses or
persons who may be materially involved with the administrative investigation.
This directive means you are prohibited from communicating to these individuals about this
matter by any means to include, but not be limited to.” fax, telephone, mail, electronic
messaging, in-person, person /o person relay or any other form of communication.
Failure to comply with this directive shall be considered Insubordination, and may
result in discipline up to and including termination.
You are not prohibited from discussing this matter with your Guild/union representative,
Guild legal advisor, or your personal attorney.
This directive will remain in effect until either the adjudication or conclusion of the
administrative investigation. Adjudication o r c o n c l u s i o n o f t h e ca se is w h en
t h e employee has been notified by the appointing authority of a finding.
I certify that I have read this advisement form in its entirety (2 pages). I acknowledge
that I understand the contents and that Ihave received a copy of this document.
Investigation Advisement made by: _________________________________ (Print name)
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