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Army ROTC exercise at Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park Thurs., Feb. 15 from 3-5 PM
The Central Washington University Army ROTC will perform their weekly tactical exercise (Non-live fire) near the disc golf course and off-leash dog park on the back side of the pond at Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park on Thursday, February 15, 2018 between the hours of 3:00-5:00 PM. This training is essential skill building for the Army ROTC, and should you come in contact, please do not be alarmed....
Signs will be posted at the park to notify park users of the exercise as well a person present at the back gate and road to the upper pond.
For more information on CWU Army ROTC visit their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/cwu.w.bn.
CITY MANAGER ANNOUNCES THAT KEN WADE WILL BE THE NEXT ELLENSBURG POLICE CHIEF
Today, City Manager John Akers announced Ken Wade will be the City of Ellensburg’s Police Chief subject to a final police chief background check, which is currently underway. Ken has 29 years of experience in law enforcement, most recently 3 years with the City of Ellensburg as Police Administrative Captain.
Captain Wade will lead the Police Department of 29 commissioned officers and 11 non-commis...sioned staff, and manage an annual budget of $5.8 million.
“I am pleased to announce Captain Wade’s appointment,” said City Manager John Akers. “He rose to the top in the interview process, and I am confident of his ability to lead the department into the future.”
Captain Wade served with the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office as a reserve officer before starting his career as a trooper with the Washington State Patrol. During his time with Washington State Patrol, he rose from trooper, to sergeant, then lieutenant. Over the course of 29 years of law enforcement work, Captain Wade has served as
• Criminal Investigations Supervisor
• Narcotics Task Force Supervisor
• Training Division Assistant Commander
• Assistant Commander of the Field Operations Bureau
• Administrative Captain
“I was born and raised in Ellensburg where I graduated from Ellensburg High School. I am a third generation Kittitas County resident,” said Captain Wade. “I was first introduced to police work through my uncles, Don Morrison and Wayne Chandler, who both were officers of the Ellensburg Police Department.”
Captain Wade will start his new role as Ellensburg’s Police Chief upon completion of an extensive background check.