Change at the top at the Southwest Precinct

fann.jpgBefore we post an overdue Crime Watch roundup plus a followup on the Westwood pit-bull-shooting case from the other night, we have news about the Southwest Precinct itself: As part of a leadership reorganization involving several precincts and divisions within the Seattle Police Department, Chief Gil Kerlikowske is moving the SWP’s commander, Captain Mike Fann (official SPD photo @ left), to lead the Traffic Unit, and moving Captain Joe Kessler to head up the SWP. Capt. Fann has led the West Seattle-based precinct for almost three years. (P.S. The semi-nearby South Precinct is also getting a new commander, Captain Les Liggins.)

2 Replies to "Change at the top at the Southwest Precinct"

  • JunctionMonkey February 28, 2008 (1:24 pm)

    WELCOME to Captain Joe Kessler and Captain Les Liggins.

    THANK YOU to Captain Mike Finn.

  • FormerActivist February 28, 2008 (9:33 pm)

    I had the privilege of working with Capt Kessler some years ago on a major event where I was safety chair. West Seattle is fortunate to have him, as in my experience he is a past master of working with diverse communities with a particular talent for listening to community concerns.

    We are, indeed, fortunate.

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