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Posted on: September 28, 2023

Mayor Franklin shares statement celebrating Chief Templeman following his retirement announcement

Mayor and Chief Sept 2023

EVERETT, Wash. – During the Everett City Council meeting on September 27, 2023, Chief of Police, Dan Templeman, announced he will be retiring from the Everett Police Department (video available here). Chief Templeman has served the City of Everett as member of its police department for 31 years, holding the title of Chief for the last nine.

Below is a statement from Mayor Cassie Franklin:

“On behalf of the City of Everett, I want to express our sincere appreciation for Chief Templeman. He’s been a thoughtful and dependable leader for our officers and a wonderful partner to my team and our community.

We’ve certainly faced some challenges over the past several years and Chief Templeman has never wavered in his dedication to serving this community. He has continued to find ways to innovate, improve efficiencies and ensure we have the best police department in the state. And I truly believe we do.

The sign of a great leader is the strength of the team around them. And we have that in our deputy chiefs, lieutenants, sergeants, captains, detectives, officers and our support staff – thanks in large part to Chief Templeman.

Chief, I’d like to thank you for 31 years of service to the City of Everett. I’m really happy for you and will miss working with you!”

Mayor Franklin also announced that she is currently determining her next steps for appointing a new Chief of Police and that she will have more to share in the coming weeks. 

Everett Police Department’s release is available here.


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