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At last: Michelle Bennett named Edmonds police chief


Last updated 9/2/2021 at 10:21am

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Edmonds Police Chief Michelle Bennett

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

On Aug. 19, Mayor Mike Nelson announced Bennett's selection as Edmonds' first police chief since Al Compaan's retirement at the end of 2019. Councilmembers unanimously confirmed her selection on Tuesday. She begins Sept. 16.

"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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