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Mayor appoints Michelle Bennett acting police chief


Last updated 3/18/2021 at 9:16am

City of Edmonds

Michelle Bennett

A little more than a week after Acting Police Chief Jim Lawless resigned to take a position with the Marysville Police Department, Mayor Mike Nelson has appointed Michelle Bennett to serve as acting police chief, effective Thursday, March 18.

Bennett will serve as acting chief while the City conducts its recruitment for the next police chief, a period that per city code can run for up to six months or until the next chief is brought on, whichever is sooner.

It was previously announced that Lawless' last day with Edmonds would be March 22.

"I would like to personally welcome Chief Bennett to...

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