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By Darlene Stern
Edmonds resident 

Edmonds police chief is already in town | Guest View

 

February 13, 2020

Darlene Stern

There are several key reasons why our City Council should adopt the "promote from within" attitude by strongly considering promoting Acting Chief Jim Lawless to police chief.

With Lawless' support, a change in the direction of hiring occurred by increasing the diversity of ethnic and racial composition of the Edmonds Police Department to match the influx of newcomers to Edmonds.

Of the last 12 hires, 10 were minorities comprising either female or persons of color. The department has recruited the best individuals to our community. The women on the department are respected and described by t...



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