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SEQUIM—City of Sequim Police Chief William “Bill” Dickinson has announced his plans to retire from the Sequim Police Department effective December 15, 2016.
Members of the public are invited to attend an open house reception for Chief Dickinson on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Sequim Transit Center, located at 190 W. Cedar Street.
Dickinson has had a 45 year career in law enforcement, serving the last 23 years in the role of Police Chief. He has served with the Sequim Police Department since September 7, 2010.
“It has been my pleasure to work with Chief Dickinson this past year,” said City Manager Charlie Bush. “His experience, integrity, and professionalism have been of great benefit to the department and the community. Because of his leadership, we are confident in the continuation of the highest level of police service for our community. We appreciate everything he has done.”
Dickinson was instrumental in the development of the new Police Station located at the Sequim Civic Center. The facility was made possible by a tax payer approved Public Safety Tax to help fund the new Police Station and gives the department its first opportunity to be an accredited Police Station.
“If I have provided a measure of safety, security, service and friendship to those who have employed me, and equally to those who have served with me, then my professional life has been well spent,” Dickinson said. “I thank all who have afforded me this opportunity, not the least of which has been the City of Sequim, where I have been privileged to fill out my last six years plus of service in such a warm and supportive community.”
Dickinson’s prior employment includes serving as the Police Chief in the cities of Burien, Sea-Tac, and Tigard, Oregon.