Port of Seattle Police Chief Job Finalists to Participate in Forum

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The two finalists for the chief of police position at the Port of Seattle are expected to field questions from the public during a virtual community forum scheduled for June 27.

Eric Sano, a captain with the Seattle Police Department, and Michael Villa, deputy chief and acting chief with the Port of Seattle Police, are vying for the opportunity to lead a department of more than 115 commissioned police officers and 40 non-commissioned personnel responsible for providing law enforcement activities at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and seaport properties.

The port is gathering questions from the public to present to the finalists at the forum, set for 4:30–5:30 p.m. June 27 via Microsoft Teams Live. Click here to register.

“The Port of Seattle Commission is committed to building trust between community and government by being transparent, accountable, and accessible,” Port of Seattle Commissioner Toshiko Hasegawa said. “The public wants insight and input into policing operations, including who is hired to lead at the top of the command chain.”

“This will be an excellent opportunity for community members to meet the candidates and provide input to the port on the future you wish to see,” Hasegawa added.

A recording of the virtual forum is expected to be available on the police chief search page on the port’s website: https://www.portseattle.org/policechief2022.

By Pacific Maritime Magazine