REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Redmond Police Captain Devin Lewis has been selected as a finalist to succeed retired Police Chief Dave Tarbet, and a virtual community reception is scheduled for next Tuesday afternoon.
In June, Tarbet announced his retirement, effective December 31. A nationwide recruiting for the next police chief has attracted applications from coast to coast, city officials said on Friday.
One candidate, Lewis, moved on to the formal interview stage of the process. The interview took place on Monday, led by a stakeholder panel made up of representatives from criminal justice, mental health, the Redmond Police Officers Association and a wide range of community members who interact with the police department.
The panel selected Lewis to move on to the final phase of the process, a 90-minute online community reception at 4:30 p.m. next Tuesday.
Community members are encouraged to actively participate in the meeting via an online link, RSVPs are required in advance. RSVP by email to [email protected] or call 541-923-7730.
The event will also be webcast live on the city’s website at www.redmondoregon.gov/LiveMeeting.
Lewis has been a Redmond Police Captain since 2019. His previous law enforcement experience includes working as a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputy and as a Lieutenant in the Bend Police Department.
Lewis was deputy commander and member of the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (CERT) from 2002 to 2017, is a 2014 graduate of the International Institute for Leadership and Ethics in Public Safety and currently facilitator of IPSEI. He was Sgt 2016. Recipient of the John Lawrence Award of Excellence and recognized by the Deschutes County Victims and Prosecutors Office for the 2018 Victims of Crime Award.
Lewis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington State University, where he received a BA in Sociology.
The effective date of the new leader will be January 1, 2022.
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