KENMORE — Deputy Mark Childers retired from the King County Sheriff’s Office June 28 after 28 years of exceptional service. Deputy Childers has served the Kenmore community since 1990.
Childers was hired by the King County Sheriff’s Office in May of 1985 and was assigned to patrol until 1990, when he was transferred to the DARE Unit.
Childers taught DARE in the Northshore School District for the next five years and then transferred back to patrol.
In 1995, Childers was accepted to be a part-time School Resource Officer at Inglemoor High School and Kenmore Junior High School and has served in Northshore schools since.
In 2012, Childers was recognized as School Resource Officer of the Year by the Washington School Safety Organization.
In August 1998, Childers transferred to the City of Kenmore and assumed the position of storefront/community officer. During his tenure with the City of Kenmore, Childers has provided the following services to our citizens: neighborhood dispute resolution; Block Watch administrator; Citizens Academy facilitator; Junior High Student Academy facilitator; Vacation House Check coordinator; Crime Free Multi-housing seminar; Home and Business Security surveys; Sixth Grade Drug Awareness classes; Crossing Guard Academy teacher; coordinator of National Night Out barbecue and manager of the police volunteers.