Covid slows search for new Lacey Police Chief

July 30th, 2020 by Ken

Covid 19 has slowed the search for a new Lacey Police Chief.  According to Lacey City Manager Scott Spence, a traditional search for a new police chief is out of the question while Covid 19 continues its reign.

“We can’t do a  search using the old methods,” he said.  We wouldn’t be able to have public interviews or opportunities for the public to meet the candidates.

Lacey Police Chief Ken Semko retired in April because of health concerns.  Deputy Police Chief Robert Almada stepped in as acting chief.  “We’re fortunate to have an acting chief of his caliber,” Spence said.  “Because of his capabilities, we’ll wait until the threat of Covid has disappeared before we begin a search.”

Spence had no time line.  “Right now the Covid 19 seems to be getting worse,” he said.

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