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Press Release: Selection of Police Chief for the City of Port Orchard

Posted on May 6, 2019


Contact: Human Resources

May 6, 2019

(360) 876-4407


PORT ORCHARD, WA – Mayor Rob Putaansuu is pleased announce the selection of Matt Brown as the next Chief of Police for the City of Port Orchard.

Mr. Brown has worked in law enforcement for 19 years and was hired as the Deputy Chief in Poulsbo in December of 2017.  During his career he has served as a Patrol Deputy for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department; Patrol Sergeant for the Lakewood Police Department; Chief Criminal Deputy for the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office; and most recently the Deputy Chief for the City of Poulsbo. He has held several leadership positions including assistant SWAT team leader and in the command staff of two distinct Operations Divisions.

Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts, Sociology from the University of Puget Sound. He is a graduate of the School of Police and Command class 447 from Northwestern University and the Executive Leadership Institute class 165.

Mr. Brown’s hiring is still subject to confirmation by the Port Orchard City Council, which has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 28th.







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