Police captain to visit community council, discuss Vashon’s staffing levels

Chief Dep. Steve Strachan, second in command at the King County Sheriff’s Office, will give a presentation and answer written questions related to the staffing of deputies on the Island at the next Vashon Maury Island Community Council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 21, at McMurray Middle School.

Sheriff’s office officials announced earlier this month that cuts would be made to deputy staffing on Vashon as part of a cost-saving overhaul of the county’s police coverage.

Sgt. Cindi West, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, said the agency has made a preliminary decision about Vashon’s staffing levels, but it must be approved by the deputies’ union before implementation. She said Strachan may or may not have a final decision to present at the community council meeting, but he would give as much information as he could about the agency’s situation.


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