Posted by Don H on Mar 29, 2018
 
How did Pasco WA become one of the safest cities in Washington State?  The answer was provided by Pasco Chief Metzger.  Among the accomplishments the Department became State Accredited.  Not an easy task.  In addition, the Department is working on becoming Nationally Accredited.  Only a select few accomplish this recognition.   In addition, a Street Crime Unit was formed, officers receive 120 hours of training and connections with mental health professionals has been established.  Previously, jail was the only option; how those with mental health disorders can be treated by appropriate medical personnel. The Department’s  foundation for success includes updated mission, values and vision statements.  Social media has become a platform for communication.   Posts about the community are most popular.  
Eighty two officers are prepared to serve the community.