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Michelle Bennett is Edmonds' police chief


Last updated 8/23/2021 at 10:44am

Edmonds Police Chief Michelle Bennett

Michelle Bennett no longer needs "acting" in front of her police chief title.

On Thursday, Mayor Mike Nelson announced Bennett's selection as Edmonds' first police chief since Al Compaan's retirement at the end of 2019.

She was selected over finalists Dante Orlandi and Lawrence Hunter.

"She exemplifies the kind of leadership our department will thrive under," said Nelson. "Since stepping into the role of acting police chief, Ms. Bennett has displayed her community-minded approach to policing that reflects our Edmonds values of safety, care, and compassion."

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