April 8, 2014
NEW — 10:55 a.m. April 8, 2014
In a unanimous decision April 7, the Issaquah City Council confirmed Mayor Fred Butler’s appointment of Cmdr. Scott Behrbaum as the new chief of the Issaquah Police Department.
Behrbaum will take the place of retiring Chief Paul Ayers, who served as the department’s leadership for seven years. Ayers’ last day will be April 15.
March 4, 2014
After seven years in the position, Issaquah Police Chief Paul Ayers will retire April 15.
Ayers has worked almost 40 years in law enforcement and began his tenure as Issaquah’s chief of police in July 2007. He previously served as police chief in Lewiston, Idaho.
City Communications Manager Autumn Monahan said the city knew of Ayers’ decision and that an internal search for his replacement would launch soon.
Mayor Fred Butler praised Ayers for his years of service.
January 14, 2014
Annexing the Klahanie area would lead to many costs and benefits for Issaquah residents according to the city-commissioned Nesbitt Planning and Management study, but questions remain.
October 9, 2013
NEW — 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9, 2013
Issaquah police officers will wait tables from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the annual Tip-A-Cop event at Red Robin restaurant.
One hundred percent of tips will be donated to Special Olympics Washington.
Issaquah Police Chief Paul Ayers will be one of those serving customers.
“Special Olympics are an organization law enforcement supports in many different ways,” he wrote in an email. “We are given an opportunity to interact with the public in a positive manner and also assist a very good cause in their fundraising effort.”
July 2, 2013
A number of Eastside police departments are teaming up in an effort to foster cooperative, transparent investigations into internal incidents.
Issaquah joins Bellevue, Bothell, Kirkland, Redmond, Black Diamond and Mercer Island in an interlocal agreement to share resources in investigations.
“Each party has the power, authority and responsibility to investigate officer-involved fatalities or serious incidents occurring within its boundaries,” the agreement reads. “The parties want to maintain community trust and recognize best practices when investigating such incidents by creating a King County Investigative Response Team. KCIRT will provide expert investigative aid to any party to this agreement when a party requests such aid.”