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April 21, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Bremerton police to test wearing video cameras

The Associated Press BREMERTON — Police expect complaints against officers will decline if officers wear video cameras that record every encounter, Chief Steve Strachan recently told the City Council. The department expects to receive cameras next month that two officers will test as the department makes a final decision about wearable cameras, the Kitsap Sun reported Sunday. Each…

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Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: body cameras, Bremerton Police Department, Steve Strachan

April 24, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Former sheriff’s spokesman Urquhart will run for top cop job

John Urquhart, former spokesman for the King County Sheriff’s Office, announced today he will run for sheriff in an election later this year. Urquhart, 64, retired in September after 23 years at the sheriff’s office.  He said he met with his wife and two daughters Monday night about the decision. They could have vetoed his campaign,…

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April 2, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Sheriff: Intruder killed in North Bend likely intoxicated

The North Bend man who was fatally shot by a homeowner on Friday night after reportedly breaking into a stranger’s home and threatening to kill the homeowner was likely drunk and high on cocaine, according to Interim King County Sheriff Steve Strachan. Strachan said that the suspect had been out drinking “heavily” with friends on Friday night when he…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Fatal shooting, home invasion, intruder

February 23, 2012 at 3:53 PM

King County sheriff selected to lead training academy

Departing King County Sheriff Sue Rahr has been named the executive director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, a spokesman announced this afternoon. That commission oversees the training of police officers in the state. Rahr is expected to start sometime in the next couple weeks, spokesman Greg Baxter said. The offer for the $110,000 annual…

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