The City of Port Angeles proudly announced the promotion of Brian Smith to the Chief of the Port Angeles Police Department. Since January the City was involved in an extensive hiring process that included the participation of community members, senior staff and the City Manager.

It was the goal of the City to maintain the highest integrity of the Port Angeles Police Department by going to great lengths to search out the best fit for the City, department, and community. This included multiple interviews and a comprehensive background and screening process.

Chief Smith has over 35 years of diverse law enforcement experience with over 28 years in a leadership capacity. Chief Smith has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Montana State University and also graduated from the FBI National Academy.