I am glad to see the City of Poulsbo promoting from within its Police Department ranks, Sgt. Wright to the position of deputy chief. However, it does concern me that Deputy Chief Davis was demoted to the position of sergeant. This is a violation of both state law and civil service rules. She never tested for a civil service position with the City of Poulsbo. With Deputy Chief Wright’s promotion, that should have left an opening for the sergeant position that could have been filled by other qualified and dedicated Poulsbo police officers who have been serving the citizens of Poulsbo for many years.
Hopefully, the Poulsbo Civil Service Commission will do the right thing and hold a test for the sergeant’s position, and also have Sgt. Davis compete in the civil service testing process for a position with the City of Poulsbo.