“It took a village” 

Sheriff Cole-Tindall recently completed a 19-week re-certification at the Washington State Police Academy.

From Sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall

Attending the Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) was nothing less than a journey, and I want to thank everyone who supported me along the way.

To our personnel at the range, the track, and Basic Training Unit: it was remarkable to see you in your element. You are true professionals, and your dedication to the essential work you do is inspiring.

I also want to thank the command staff, Undersheriff Jesse Anderson, and Kim Johnson who took care of me and kept the wheels on this big bus moving. There are so many that helped me along the way, and I say it “took a village” to get the Sheriff through the Academy.

Again, words cannot express how grateful I am for everyone who played a part in my completion of BLEA. My success can be attributed to you.

It is an honor, and I am truly humbled, to lead the King County Sheriff’s Office.