New King County Sheriff’s Deputies to be Assigned to Southwest Area
King County Sheriff Steve Strachan announced last week that 14 new deputies will be hired over the course of the next few months to “beef up” patrol in unincorporated areas of the county, and on Friday he announced that some will be assigned to the Burien/White Center area.
“The southwest area has one of the highest volumes of calls in unincorporated King County,” Strachan said. “Adding more deputies will provide better service to our residents and increase safety for our deputies.” The Sheriff hopes to add at least 3 new deputies to this area as soon as they are ready for deployment.
“This is just what the public expects from its elected leaders – to deliver the services they need within the extremely limited revenues we have,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “By collaborating with his staff to create new efficiencies, the Sheriff is able to put more police on the street within his existing budget, and I thank him for that.”
The new deputies will be hired over the course of the next 3 months and will complete training and be assigned by the end of 2013.