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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Sequim Deputy Police Chief Mike Hill Appointed Police Chief

Mike Hill

City of Sequim Deputy Police Chief Mike Hill has been appointed as the new Police Chief. Hill will succeed Police Chief Sheri Crain upon her retirement on March 1. 

“Our search to find Sequim’s new Police Chief included guidance from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs as well as input from local law enforcement and first responder and community leadership.  Mike’s exceptional qualifications, dedication to public service, and deep-rooted connection to our community qualified him as the ideal candidate. His innovative approach to community policing, strategic planning skills, and focus on technology have significantly contributed to our Police Department’s success,” said City Manager Matthew Huish. 

“Since Mike joined the City of Sequim as a Reserve Police Officer in 1998, he has worked his way through steadily more challenging work assignments.  Mike has demonstrated his deep commitment to this community and our Police Department.  His professionalism and commitment to excellence will be his hallmark as he leads the department. I am proud to have witnessed his career growth and look forward to seeing the future achievements of the department under his leadership,” said Police Chief Sheri Crain.

Deputy Chief  Hill joined the Sequim Police Department in 1998 as a Reserve Police Officer, he was hired full-time in 2001.  During his time with the department, he has served as a Field Training Officer, a K-9 Officer, a Firearms Instructor, and a Defensive Tactics instructor.  Hill was a Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, and Detective Sergeant before being promoted to Deputy Chief in 2021.  Hill holds a degree in Criminal Justice and continues his educational pursuits by finalizing another degree in Criminology. Hill also graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy in 2023.