FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Covington, Washington – Pat Sullivan reported that the final 2005 state budget included $100,000 for support of the Coalition of Small Police Agencies Major Crimes Task Force, an innovative policing strategy for small cities and rural areas.
Pat Sullivan successfully lobbied for the inclusion of the task force funding in the budget. He credits Christopher Hurst, a candidate for State Representative and former investigative commander with the Black Diamond Police Department, for its success.
“Chris recognized this as an important advance for small police departments, and its success is due to his expertise and guidance,” said Pat Sullivan. “It will be an important crime fighting tool in much of South King County.”
The purpose of the task force is to pool resources and establish an efficient and cooperative approach in responding to crimes ranging from homicide to kidnapping. The cities affected by the funding include: Algona, Black Diamond, Carnation, Clyde Hill, Duvall, Enumclaw, Hunts Point, Issaquah, Medina, Lake Forest Park, Normandy Park, Pacific, Snoqualmie and Yarrow Point.
Pat Sullivan for State Representative
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