MARCH 17, 1997

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New major named at Kenmore North Precinct

Kenmore North Precinct by Andrew Walgamott, staff reporter
King County Police named Capt. Susan Rahr of the Special Investigations Section as the new major for the North Precinct last Friday. Rahr replaces David Reichert, who was named King County Sheriff after serving ten months as the North Precinct's major.
   Rahr has been in the department for nearly 18 years. She began work as a detective in the Drug Enforcement Unit and was promoted to sergeant in 1984. As a sergeant, she supervised personnel in the Special Assault Unit, Warrants Unit, and was a Field Training Sergeant, according to King County Media Relations Officer Joanne Elledge.
   In 1989, Rahr was promoted to lieutenant. She headed up the Internal Investigation Unit and the Gang Unit. In 1995, King County eliminated the lieutenant position and Rahr was made a captain. Since then, she has been captain of the special investigations section, which includes court security, criminal warrants, drug enforcement, vice, fraud and organized crime, and the pawnshop unit.
   "[This is a] very good choice. She's well respected, has a lot of background, a lot of experience. She's going to bring a lot to the precinct," Elledge said. Rahr graduated from Newport High School in Bellevue and received a B.A. in criminal justice from Washington State University.
   The North Precinct is based at 18118, 73rd Avenue NE in Kenmore and locally serves Woodinville, Kingsgate, North Bend, Fall City, and Skykomish.