March 26, 2001
Chief Soule leaving Carnation
Recognition night set at City Hall
CARNATIONAfter two years of service with the city, Police Chief Bonnie Soule will be moving on to another assignment, according to city officials.
City Manager Woody Edvalson said Soule will be transferring to the city of Sammamish. Soule was selected as the first Carnation police chief under the current contract for police services with the King County Sheriff's Office.
Included among Chief Soule's accomplishments was the implementation of the officer bicycle patrol.
"Putting the officers on bikes has been very popular with the residents and local merchants," said Edvalson. "It's helped remove some of the perceived barriers that patrolling in a car seemed to have."
Assisted during this period by officers Allen, Brown, Devore and Kieland, Chief Soule is also credited with promoting the block watch program, sponsoring community safety meetings and encouraging the city's formal participation in the National Night Out Against Crime Program.
The Carnation City Council will officially recognize Chief Soule for her service during the regular council meeting of April 3. Chief Soule will remain with the city until a replacement has been selected by the city and the Sheriff's Office, anticipated by mid-April.