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Spokane Valley Police Chief Rick VanLeuven set to retire in June

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Chief Van Leuven (Top) will retire in June. Capt. John Nowells (Bottom left), Capt. Dave Ellis (Bottom Center) or Capt. Mark Werner (Bottom Right) will replace him Chief Van Leuven (Top) will retire in June. Capt. John Nowells (Bottom left), Capt. Dave Ellis (Bottom Center) or Capt. Mark Werner (Bottom Right) will replace him
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Spokane Valley Police Chief Rick VanLeuven will be retiring from the force this June.

Chief VanLeuven has been with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office since 1981 and became Chief of the Spokane Valley Police Department in 2007.

Right now, there are three candidates to replace VanLeuven. 

  •      Captain Mark Werner oversees day to day operations of the Patrol Division for Spokane County
  •      Captain Dave Ellis oversees the Sheriff's Office Intelligence Unit.
  •      Captain John Nowels supervises the Investigative Division.

The Spokane Valley City Manager will choose from those three in the next few months.

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