Promotion for Southwest Precinct’s second-in-command – now he’s Capt. Pierre Davis

Three years after arriving at the Southwest Precinct to serve as its second-in-command, the Operations Lieutenant, Pierre Davis (left) has a new rank – captain. That’s the word from precinct commander Capt. Joe Kessler today. He tells WSB, “I couldn’t be prouder of him. It is a well-deserved promotion to one of the best commanders in the Police Department. He will be staying with us at the Precinct until the Chief makes the final decision on where he will be permanently assigned.” Capt. Davis is expected to present the crime-trends briefing at next Tuesday’s West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting, so if you go, you can congratulate him in person.

7 Replies to "Promotion for Southwest Precinct's second-in-command - now he's Capt. Pierre Davis"

  • chas redmond January 14, 2014 (5:41 pm)

    This is great news. The former Lt. Davis was a remarkable officer and this promotion is well deserved. Congratulations to Captain Davis – Great news Pierre. Thanks for being such a great asset to the community, the city and the force.

  • Richard January 14, 2014 (8:11 pm)

    He’s an awesome martial artist as well.

  • deanie schwarz January 14, 2014 (9:10 pm)

    Fantastic news! Captain Davis has been a great part of our community and a fine representative of the SPD. Though his promotion means he will be leaving us, he will serve another community very very well. Thank you Pierre. You are awesome good! :)

  • Pete January 14, 2014 (9:13 pm)

    Congrats to a valuable member of SPD that has worked so hard for our West Seattle community over the last few years.

  • Brenda January 14, 2014 (10:44 pm)

    Congratulations Captain Davis! Let’s work together on moving Admiral Bridge trolls out!!

  • Eric January 15, 2014 (5:09 am)

    My only interaction with Davis was both disappointing and frustrating.

    A couple of years back, when my wife was home, some kids tried to break into our house. She called the police and then called me, from which I came directly home from work. I live about 10-15 minutes from my work and when I arrived the police had already come and gone.

    Frustrated, I did my own sweep of the area and then decided to go to the police precint for a follow up of what happened. I went to the precinct and gave the officer my name and incident number.

    He pulled it up and there was nothing on the report except my address and wife’s name. There wasn’t a description of the perps. No age, race, height, what they were wearing or anything. It was completly blank. The officer at the desk was baffled, as was I.

    I told the officer I had more information from descriptions from my neighbors to give the officer who responded to my house. He took down my name and phone number for the officer to contact me and wrote a note as to why there was no documentation of the attempted home burglary.

    Out of courtesy, I waited a few days. Nothing happened, so I went back to the precinct, talked to the desk officer and found that there were no changes to the incident report. It was still blank. So again, the officer took my information and left a note for the officer involved in the report.

    I waited another week. Nothing happened, so I went back again and still no changes on the incident report.

    So I went to one of the precinct meetings where officer Davis was there as acting captain at the time.

    After the meeting, I spoke to Davis for about 20 minutes about what had happened at my house and how I tried to follow up on the case, there was no information on the incident report. I told him how I had left my information and contact info a couple of times hoping to hear back from the officer with absolutely no response. I told him that I thought it was rather unprofessional of the officer to have not written down any information about what had happened and that it is common sense in this line of work that if it isn’t documented, “it didn’t happen”. I told him that I was baffled that this officer not only did not take a minute or two to document the description of these kids trying to break into my house, but she never tried to get in contact with me to explain why she didn’t document anything in her report.

    Davis assured me he knew her very well and that she was a fine officer. He said he completetly understood my frustrations and that there must be an explanation as to why she didn’t document any information in her report. He took down mine and my wife’s name, number, address, our incident report number, and assured me that he was going to speak to this officer personally and get to the bottom of this, as this was unexceptable to have a blank report. He assured me over and over that he would be getting back to me within a couple of days after he resolved the issue.

    I waited a week. Nothing. So I went back to the precinct looking for Davis and followed up on our original report. It was still blank. Davis was not there, so I once again left my contact information and the reason I wanted him to call me. He never did.

    I finally threw my hands up in the air, frustrated. As far as I’m concerned, if being captain is being good at playing politics, then this is the man for the job.


  • Terry J January 26, 2014 (5:20 pm)

    Congratulations Pierre on your Promotion My Friend

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