White Center to get its ‘storefront deputy’ back

If you haven’t already seen the news over on partner site White Center Now: The community’s been begging for the county to restore its “storefront deputy,” a WC-dedicated sheriff’s deputy who works the community from a home base in the Sheriff’s Office storefront right in the heart of the business district. A petition has been in circulation for weeks – the deputy’s been gone for months – and was going to be presented to Sheriff Sue Rahr this Thursday. But now – its goal is in sight: As part of an anti-gang-violence plan just announced by King County Executive Dow Constantine and County Council members, a special criminal-justice fund will be tapped for programs including restoring the deputy, pending official council approval. More at WCN.

8 Replies to "White Center to get its 'storefront deputy' back"

  • msc August 30, 2011 (2:30 pm)

    That is great news!!

  • foy boy August 30, 2011 (2:34 pm)

    I hope it is officer Hancock.

  • CMT August 30, 2011 (3:00 pm)

    That is great!!

  • smokeycretin9 August 30, 2011 (5:39 pm)

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you,

  • Jasperblu August 30, 2011 (8:20 pm)


  • Kate K August 31, 2011 (2:39 pm)

    I think it makes a difference in the community to have a very visible presence for the police. I’m so glad the county made this a priority.

  • missTina August 31, 2011 (5:39 pm)

    I’m very thankful for this news! Maybe now we can get some help with all the vagabonds and drunks around here. I’m tired of driving to Burien to do my shopping,banking and other purchases. Dropping my kids off in Burien to play at the parks and use the library there. I know we got all that here but I just dont feel safe around so many drunk drugged out crazies! I hope I see change soon

  • Cheryl August 31, 2011 (6:58 pm)

    This is good to hear. There are many great businesses in White Center. The members of the community are doing everything they can to make it a great place. Maybe the deputy will give a sense of security to those who want to visit and see what WC has to offer.

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