New King County Sheriff’s Deputies to be Assigned to White Center Area

King County Sheriff Steve Strachan announced last week that 14 new deputies will be hired over the course of the next few months to “beef up” patrol in unincorporated areas of the county, and on Friday he announced that some will be assigned to the White Center area.

“The southwest area has one of the highest volumes of calls in unincorporated King County,” Strachan said. “Adding more deputies will provide better service to our residents and increase safety for our deputies.” The Sheriff hopes to add at least 3 new deputies to this area as soon as they are ready for deployment.

“This is just what the public expects from its elected leaders – to deliver the services they need within the extremely limited revenues we have,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “By collaborating with his staff to create new efficiencies, the Sheriff is able to put more police on the street within his existing budget, and I thank him for that.”

The new deputies will be hired over the course of the next 3 months and will complete training and be assigned by the end of 2013.


4 Responses to “New King County Sheriff’s Deputies to be Assigned to White Center Area”
  1. Mark Ufkes says:

    Burien is cutting $430,000 from it’s King County Sheriff’s 2013 budget which is the equivalent of 3 officers. If we stay unincorporated we get these extra officers from King County. This is a no brainier . Stay unincorporated. Vote against annexation.

    • Joey Martinez says:

      Mr Ufkes, that’s not even close to the truth. This was explained to you at the last annexation meeting you attended. It’s on video and is also plain as day in the contract.

      The Contract with the KCSO is set in such a way that Burien budgets for yearly costs. However, year after year the actual costs have been hundreds of thousands below budgeted.

      Joey Martinez

  2. N Smith says:

    I agree with Mr. Ufkes…No annexation. We gain no services, we don’t gain a dedicated police force, we can keep our Sheriffs and gain more, and for Burien to budget for KCSO, hmm maybe they need to work on it because from the sound of things, they are in financial trouble.

    Burien only wants my tax dollars and then wants to increase them at that…so why does annexation help? Better schools, NO! Better neighborhoods, NO! More Money for Burien, YES!


  3. JS says:

    Say “NO” to Burien

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