JANUARY 20, 1997
Officer Starla Martin (left) and Sgt. Clint Olson are the newest of Woodinville's finest.
Photo by Jeff Switzer/staff.
by Jeff Switzer
The Woodinville community will be seeing two new faces driving squad cars, keeping the peace, and advancing the philosophy of community policing.
Sgt. Clint Olson, a long-term resident of the community, and Officer Starla Martin have joined the local force. Olson will be serving as a field sergeant, and Martin takes over the shift of Officer Tiffany Atwood, who has been promoted.
Olson has been with the department for 28 years, 18 of them on patrol in northeast King County, including Fall City and North Bend. He has also been a detective and has served in internal affairs, with tactical training and at the County Jail.
"It's very comfortable here," said Olson. "The people are very receptive, and these are excellent working conditions."
Martin graduated from the academy in May 1995 and has patrolled in southeast King County.
"It feels very good to be a part of the City of Woodinville," Martin said. "We're really focused on community policing. Everyone here is friendly and inviting."