UPDATE: Finalists announced in the ‘other’ police-chief search

The TUESDAY REPORT: Seattle Police Department is actually one of two local PDs with a chief search under way. The Port of Seattle also is without a permanent police chief at the moment, but it’s getting closer to a hire, and that’s of interest with the Port PD’s jurisdiction including Terminal 5 and other sites here in West Seattle. This week, the port is expected to announce finalists for the job, and next Monday, the finalists are expected to answer questions at an online public forum. The previous chief was fired last fall, more than a year after he was placed on leave during what regional media described as a misconduct investigation. Mike Villa has been serving as interim chief. The port’s webpage about the chief search has information on how to watch the finalists’ forum at 4:30 pm June 27th, and how to send advance questions (requested by tomorrow).

ADDED WEDNESDAY: Two finalists have been announced – interim chief Villa, and Seattle Police Captain Eric Sano, currently commander of SPD’s East Precinct.

3 Replies to "UPDATE: Finalists announced in the 'other' police-chief search"

  • Jay June 22, 2022 (11:31 am)

    If anyone is wondering how a police officer got fired for misconduct here, the Port of Seattle police union is Teamsters (Local 117, ​Police Officers) and not the notoriously corrupt Seattle Police Officer’s Guild. Teamsters unions don’t protect criminal activity.

    • Anne June 22, 2022 (9:24 pm)

      Baloney- what an inane comment.

  • Al King June 22, 2022 (12:48 pm)

    Jay. If police are “criminals” I take it we’re better off with NO police? Guess you figure crime will end?

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