More SPD changes: New SW Precinct commander, Capt. Steve Wilske

11:15 AM: More changes for Seattle Police leadership. Newly promoted Capt. Pierre Davis has been leading the Southwest Precinct since former commander Joe Kessler‘s recent promotion to Assistant Chief, but he had warned it might just be interim, and an announcement just out from SPD indicates that’s the case: Capt. Davis’s permanent role has been announced as East Precinct commander, while the new Southwest Precinct commander is Capt. Steve Wilske. So far, research indicates Capt. Wilske’s past roles have included leadership of various SPD units including SWAT, Homicide, and Robbery/Fugitive/Gang. More information as we get it.

ADDED 4:57 PM: Capt. Wilske currently leads the department’s Force Investigations Unit. He’s been with SPD more than 20 years.

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4 Replies to "More SPD changes: New SW Precinct commander, Capt. Steve Wilske"

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    Diane January 29, 2014 (3:32 pm)

    oh no; we’re losing Capt. Pierre Davis? boo

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    West Seattle Hipster January 29, 2014 (4:40 pm)

    Welcome Captain Wilske, looks like he brings a lot of experience to his new position.

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    Brian January 29, 2014 (6:07 pm)

    Its like musical chairs at SPD the past few months.

    Metz is demoted, Metz is promoted back

    All assistant chief positions and captain positions have been rearranged.

    Why is Bailey rearranging all these positions when in just a few months they will finally hire a perm chief who will most likely bring in his/her own staff and rearrange again?

    Positive comment>>> Its nice to see some real change at SPD

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    Here January 29, 2014 (8:48 pm)

    What does the Force Investigations Unit do? It sounds obvious, but you never know…

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