With former Chief of Police Kirkpatrick seeking employment in Phoenix, after her dismal performance here in Spokane, it should be obvious that having one college degree, or several, does not guarantee stellar results in any chosen profession.
Interim Chief Scott Stephens, with or without his college diploma, as of yet, would or will become a fine chief of the city’s Police Department.
Former Chief Roger Bragdon served admirably as chief yet was downplayed because he did not have his degree while in that position.
The city of Spokane will spend thousands and thousands of dollars searching for candidates for the chief’s position. The citizens should remember some of the last few chiefs that came from elsewhere and did nothing positive for the community.
Interim Chief Stephens will.
Ken R. Brown