The community is invited to attend a reception to meet the candidates for Shoreline's Police Chief.
Shoreline Police Chief Dan Pingrey has recently accepted a promotion within the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO). Pingrey has been promoted to Chief of KCSO’s Patrol Operations Division, which is the largest division within the Sheriff’s Office and oversees all patrol operations for KCSO, including those for contract cities and transit police.
Pingrey has been a familiar face in Shoreline for a long time. He has been the Chief of the Shoreline Police Department since 2008. Before becoming Chief, Pingrey also served as a sergeant from 1996 to 1998 and was Shoreline’s captain from 2005 to 2007. Pingrey has been with the King County Sheriff’s Office for 23 years after starting his career in Kirkland.
“Dan has been a tremendous asset to the City,” says Shoreline City Manager Julie Underwood. “We are sorry to see him go, but we are very excited for him and congratulate him on his promotion!”
Underwood anticipates selecting a new Police Chief by the end of May. Working with the King County Sheriff’s Office, Underwood will choose from a pool of highly qualified applicants from the Sheriff’s Department. Candidates will be interviewed by a panel of Shoreline staff, the City’s Leadership Team and Underwood.