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May 19, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Mayor will name his pick for Seattle police chief this morning

SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will hold a news conference today at 10 a.m. to announce his pick for police chief. The mayor’s choice will then need to be approved by the Seattle City Council. Murray said over the weekend he made an offer that was accepted. A search committee had narrowed a list of candidates…

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February 11, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Ex-King County sheriff now Bremerton police chief

BREMERTON (AP) — Former King County Sheriff Steve Strachan is taking over Monday as the new police chief in Bremerton. He was named to replace Craig Rogers, who retired. The Kitsap Sun reports Strachan can be expected to implement a style of policing he implemented when he was Kent police chief for five years, starting…

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October 19, 2011 at 12:31 PM

When you don't really know where you're going

There’s a Gary Larson Far Side cartoon in which inmates with great anticipation are burrowing their way out of prison, not knowing that they’re going to emerge into a lake. We’re reminded of that by today’s Associated Press story out of Skagit County about a woman being questioned in a robbery case in the Burlington Police…

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