August 24, 1998
Cliff Sether, Kenmore's first Police Chief
by Northlake News staff
KENMORE--Former Coast Guardsman Cliff Sether will set the benchmark for future Kenmore police chiefs.
Sgt. Sether, a seven year veteran of the King County Sheriff's Office, was recently named the city's first police chief. He will supervise nine full-time patrol officers dedicated to the city. Sether, 44 is a former U.S. Coast Guard Special Agent who did internal and drug investigations. Most recently assigned to the Sheriff's North Precinct in Kenmore, Sether was chosen from a field of three other candidates.
Sgt. Clint Olson of the Woodinville Police had nothing but praise for Sether, calling him a "straight-forward" officer with "high integrity."
For his part, Sether was excited about the assignment. "I look forward to working with the citizens and helping to make our Kenmore police department the best it can be," he said. Kenmore is one of ten cities, including Woodinville and Shoreline, that contract with the Sheriff's office for police protection. The city's contract begins Aug. 31 and runs three years. The Kenmore police will operate from the Sheriff's Office's North Precinct at 18118 73rd Ave. N.E.