Spokane Valley Police Chief Mark Werner to retire in June

Police Chief announces his retirement

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Having served 30 years in law enforcement, Spokane Valley Police Chief Mark Werner announced his retirement on Friday.

Werner will wrap up his career with the sheriff’s office in June, according to a release from the City of Spokane Valley.

Prior to working with the sheriff’s office, Werner spent nine years in the United States Air Force.

He also spent time as the Patrol Division Commander with the sheriff’s office, where he was in charge of not only the Patrol Division, but the SWAT Team, Traffic Unit, K9 Unit, Search and Rescue, Dive Team, Marine Enforcement and Regional Air Support Unit.

“I am privileged and honored to have had the opportunity to serve as the Chief of Police for the Spokane Valley these past four years,” Werner said about his retirement.

“I greatly appreciate having worked beside so many outstanding people during my tenure and would like to thank the men and women of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Valley Police Department for their dedication and commitment in making our community safer.”