July 23, 2001
Denise Langford promoted to Bothell Police Captain
Bothell Police Department has announced the promotion of Police Captain Denise Langford.
Captain Langford, the first female police captain in the history of the city, began her career with Bothell in 1991. Police captain is the highest Civil Service rank in the department and reports directly to the deputy chief and chief of police.
Captain Langford, whose most recent assignment was as a sergeant in charge of the training section, has served as a patrol officer and supervisor, juvenile services detective, D.A.R.E. officer, detective and field training officer.
"This promotion carries with it the burden of expectations for excellent service to the police profession, and most importantly, to our community. I am confident that Captain Langford will be dedicated to fulfilling these responsibilities," said Bothell Police Chief Mark Ericks.
"I am excited and thankful for the opportunity to serve our city, the members of our department and the citizens of Bothell in this capacity," said Langford.
The testing and promotional process for the rank of Police Captain includes an assessment center examination certified by the Bothell Civil Service Commission, written assignments and interviews and reviews of past work performance and periodic evaluations.