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October 22, 2014 at 10:31 AM

SPD’s Metz among 5 finalists for Bellevue PD chief

UPDATE 11:10 A.M.| Metz will be up against four other candidates for Bellevue Police Department Chief: Minnesota Police Department Assistant Chief Matthew Clark, Bellevue Police Department Deputy Chief Jim Jolliffe, Simi Valley (California) Police Department Chief Mitch McCann and Austin Police Department Assistant Chief Raul Munguia. A hiring timeline hasn’t been narrowed down, but Bellevue city…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bellevue Police, chief, Nick Metz

January 29, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Big changes at SPD as Nick Metz restored to assistant chief

In a stunning move, Nick Metz has been returned to the rank of assistant chief, Interim Seattle Police Chief Harry Bailey announced in an interview this morning. “I thought he was the best person for the job,” said Bailey, who named Metz to head the Field Support Bureau. Bailey did not elaborate on the move,…

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Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: Department of Justice, Harry Bailey, Nick Metz

November 27, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Longtime SPD assistant chief Nick Metz told to step aside

Assistant Chief Nick Metz, one of the most visible and longest serving members of the command staff in the Seattle Police Department, is being removed in the wake of a highly critical report on the progress of police reforms, according to sources familiar with the move. As part of continuing shake-up in the top ranks, Interim…

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