Rowley is new Chief of Police

  • Mon Oct 2nd, 2017 8:32pm
  • News

Judge John Doherty prefaced the swearing in ceremony with the statement that he usually doesn’t get to do many fun things in the court room, he added it was an honor to take part in the swearing in of Mike Rowley as Forks’ next Police Chief. Photo Christi Baron

In a short ceremony, Monday morning, current Forks Police Officer Mike Rowley was sworn in, in front of his family, Forks Police Administrator Rick Bart and several city staff, as the newest Forks Police Chief. Mayor Bryon Monohon released the following statement.

“It is my pleasure to inform the City Council, the Forks Police Department, and the citizens of the City that I have offered Mike Rowley the position of Chief of Police. Many in the community know Mike and know of his active role in our community.

The City had a series of great applicants apply and go through the screening and interviewing process. After I conducted my interviews, I reflected on the best fit for the community. Mike Rowley will be a great fit for the City, the Police Department, and the Community. With over ten years of law enforcement experience, I believe he will be able work with the law enforcement agencies of the West End to ensure the safety and protection of our community.

He was sworn into his office by Clallam County District Court Judge John Doherty Monday morning. He will work with Police Administrator Rick Bart during the next three weeks to transition the Department now under Chief Rowley’s command. I want to thank Rick for his time and dedication to our community, and I look forward to doing so at a Council meeting in the near future. To Chief Rowley, I look forward to working with you during the remaining months of my term of Office.”