City Choses New Chief of Police

The City of Ridgefield is pleased to announce that John Brooks has been selected to serve as its new Chief of Police. The City is enthusiastic about Mr. Brooks’ qualifications and his personal ties to Clark County. He worked his way through the ranks from police officer to Captain during his 25 years of service at Portland Police Bureau. He is a graduate of Washington State University, an FBI National Academy Graduate and has been a resident of Clark County for 15 years.

Mr. Brooks is excited to take on the role of Ridgefield Police Chief and become more familiar with the community. “My first priority will be to meet and establish relationships with the citizens of Ridgefield, local businesses, neighborhood groups, the men and women delivering service, and other area leaders with a desire for a safe community and a government leadership worthy of trust.”

City Manager, Steve Stuart, thanked the citizens and staff who participated in the selection process and provided valuable insights in making the final hiring decision. “Our thorough interview process and rigorous background investigation confirmed that Brooks is the right choice for Ridgefield. He has a solid law enforcement background, a high-energy engaged and collaborative leadership style and the vision to plan for the future needs of our growing city while maintaining high levels of service.”

Brooks first day with the City of Ridgefield will be Monday, October 3, 2016. The City will schedule a reception in October to allow all interested community members the opportunity to meet Chief Brooks.

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