Mayor names Acting Chief Jim Lawless new police chief
Last updated 4/16/2020 at 10:54am
Four months after Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson launched a recruitment process for a police chief to succeed retiring Chief Al Compaan, he has settled on someone who is already familiar with the position: Acting Police Chief Jim Lawless.
The move is pending City Council confirmation.
"One measure of a person's worth is how they perform during a crisis," Nelson said in a news release.
"This has been a crisis like no other. Acting Chief Lawless has been a steady, firm hand during a time of uncertainty. I can't imagine a person better suited for this job than Jim."
In the past few weeks, Lawless h...