March 18, 2002
Bothell welcomes new Chief of Police Forrest Conover at reception
BOTHELL - The City of Bothell welcomed its fifth Chief of Police, Forrest Conover, at an informal public reception on Friday, March 15, at the Bothell Police Department community room.
"The City of Bothell is fortunate to have the caliber of personnel that we do," said City Manager Jim Thompson. "Chief Conover did an outstanding job as deputy chief and I look forward to his leadership as the new Chief of Police for the City of Bothell."
"I am honored to be the Chief of Police for the city of Bothell," said Chief Forrest Conover.
"The police department and I look forward to the challenge of continuing to provide the highest level of police services possible especially during a time when community security has taken on a whole new meaning."
Coming from a family with law enforcement background, Chief Conover has been with the City of Bothell for 18 years, with a total of 19 years spent in law enforcement.
Starting as an entry-level police officer, Chief Conover is the only police staff member to hold every rank of a commissioned officer with the City of Bothell Police Department
Conover has served as a detective, sergeant, captain, deputy chief and chief.
Prior to coming to the City of Bothell, Chief Conover began his law enforcement career as a communications officer for Snohomish County Sheriff's Office at the SNOPAC Communications Center in Everett.