POULSBO POLICE DEPARTMENT
Memo No. 14, 2011
To: All Police Department PersonnelFrom: Chief SwineyRe: Selection of New Deputy Police Chief I am pleased to announce that Wendy Davis has been selected to become our nextDeputy Chief. Please join me in welcoming her to our organization. Her start date isWednesday November 2
.Wendy Davis, an 18 + year veteran law enforcement officer, started her career in 1992as a reserve officer with the Bremerton Police Department. In September of 1995, shewas hired as a full-time commissioned officer with BPD. Upon completion of theWashington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy she was awarded as the
Best Overall Recruit
in her class. In 2002 she was selected and promoted by Chief RobertForbes to serve as the first female sergeant in the department’s history.During her career with the Bremerton Police Department Wendy was assigned to thePatrol Division where she participated in a variety of specialty programs including bikepatrol, boat patrol, school resource officer assistant, field training officer, Taser instructor, and defensive tactics instructor. In 1998 she was assigned to the CommunityResource Division as the Crime Prevention Detective focusing on community education,Block Watch, landlord-tenant training, community policing, and served as a publicinformation officer. After promotion in 2002 Davis returned to the Patrol Division whereshe had oversight of the K-9 units, Field Training Officer program, defensive tactics,bike patrol, and the departments recent Mobile Computer Terminal (MCT) upgrade.She also served as the Traffic Sergeant overseeing three traffic officers who investigateserious and fatality collisions, enforce traffic violations, and conduct DUI enforcement.Wendy Davis has been the proud recipient of two community awards including the RedCross Real Heroes Law Enforcement Award in 2010 for life saving efforts at a motor vehicle collision and the Kitsap Sun/Kitsap Credit Union’s Healthy Tomorrow Award in2009 for contributions to the community that improve the quality of life. She has alsobeen actively involved in many volunteer organizations including the Kitsap County Fair Board, Kitsap County Child and Youth Commission, Concerns of Police Survivors,Washington State Crime Prevention Association, Kitsap Day Care Association, andCrime Stoppers of Puget Sound.She has received an Associates of Arts and Science from Olympic College inBremerton in 1994, obtained a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice Administrationfrom the University of Phoenix in 2009, and recently completed a Master’s in BusinessAdministration degree from the University of Phoenix in August of 2011.Wendy is married and resides with her husband, Bremerton Police Sergeant MarkThompson, and son Lucas Davis at their small farm in Seabeck. She also has a stepdaughter, Kasey Ellis (Chris), a step son, Kyle Thompson, and three grandchildren,Ashlyn, Chase, and Riley.