Recruiting for LFP Chief of Police continues

Monday, January 14, 2013

With the retirement of Chief Dennis Peterson, the City of Lake Forest Park has been conducting a nationwide search for a new Chief of Police. The recruiting process is being handled by Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs on behalf of the City. The job announcement for the Lake Forest Park Chief of Police closed on Friday, January 4, 2013.

The next step in the process will be a review of the total candidate pool by Mayor Mary Jane Goss on January 15, 2013. Finalists will be scheduled for a full day of interviews on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Elected officials, local law enforcement leaders, City department heads, police department employees and community members will be included in the final interview process.

The community will be invited to meet the final Chief of Police candidates at a community reception at City Hall scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

The hiring process will include a thorough background check and additional state requirements. Mayor Goss expects to complete the process and make a final offer in early March, 2013. The target hire date for the new Chief of Police is April 1, 2013.


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