Pictured left to right: Lt. John VanderYacht; Lt. Travis Card; Lt. Matt Huffman; Chief Kevin Turner; Sheriff Kevin Morris (WASPC President)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2023
Contact: Megan Juenemann
FERNDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT ACCREDITED FOR HIGHEST PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OF POLICING
(Ferndale, WA) — The Ferndale Police Department has successfully completed a rigorous
accreditation program that certifies it is operating under best practices and standards for law
enforcement. The program is administered by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police
Chiefs (WASPC) and involves an eight-phase process over several months. It is a professional,
objective, and demanding audit that examines best practices, accountability, organizational
discipline, and performance.
“We are extremely proud to be accredited by WASPC,” said Ferndale Chief of Police, Kevin Turner.
“It means our department has achieved the highest professional standards for policing, to ensure
and improve upon public trust.”
Benefits of accreditation include administrative and operational effectiveness, fair recruitment and
employment practices, better records management, improved use of technology, health and safety,
training, codes of conduct and prisoner security, among other important law enforcement tasks.
“The Ferndale Police Department has worked hard to obtain this achievement,” said Steven
Strahan, WASPC Executive Director. “The community should be proud of local law enforcement for
taking direct and tangible steps to earn the public’s confidence in their operations.”
WASPC was founded in 1963 and represents executive and top management personnel from law
enforcement agencies statewide. With more than 900 members, it includes the 39 elected county
sheriffs, and 240 police chiefs, as well as the Washington State Patrol, the Washington Department
of Corrections, and representatives of several federal agencies.
For more information, please contact the City of Ferndale’s Communications and Community
Relations Officer, Megan Juenemann at (360) 685-2353 or email@example.com.
City Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th, 2023, in observance of Thanksgiving.
The City currently has an opening on the EAGLE Board. The EAGLE Board works constructively with applicants in order to approve proposed EAGLE checklists, mitigation measures, and associated points based on the City’s EAGLE Program. EAGLE Board members shall be appointed upon the basis of demonstrated interest in, and knowledge and support of, two or more of the five primary elements of the EAGLE program when applied to land development and/or construction: Environmental Efficiency, Advanced Technologies, Greater Good, Low Impact, and Local Economy.
The EAGLE Board meets on an as-needed basis. This appointment is for a four-year term, expiring April 30, 2027.
To apply, please complete an application and send it to Administrative Services Director Susan Duncan, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 15, 2023.
The City has a number of Boards and Commissions that work to advise the City Council on a broad array of subjects. These are volunteer positions but absolutely essential to providing quality input to the City’s decision-making process.
There is currently one vacancy on the Parks, Recreation, and Trails Advisory Board (PRTAB). This term expires August 31, 2027. The PRTAB assesses the community’s parks and recreational facilities, programs, needs and costs, and makes recommendations to the City Council for the care, management, supervision, and improvements to City parks. The PRTAB also provides input related to the updating of the City’s Parks Master Plan.
To apply for this position, please complete this application and email it to City Clerk Susan Duncan at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2023.
Drivers should plan to detour as a short section of Ferndale Terrace, between Shannon Ave and Sherry Pl, will be CLOSED for utility work. This traffic revision is in effect Tuesday, November 14th through Thursday, November 16th. The closure hours are from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM each day. Residents in the work zone will have access in and out of their homes. The roadway will be reopened at the end of each workday.
This traffic revision is for work associated with a private development project.
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