Snoqualmie Police Chief Perry Phipps announced the promotion of Snoqualmie Police Officers Jason Weiss and Scott Bruton to detectives for the Snoqualmie Police Department at the August 27 City Council meeting.
This is the first time that the department will have designated detectives, allowing more time for patrol officers to respond to calls for service and traffic enforcement.
“It is the standard in law enforcement that departments have detectives for investigations,” said Chief Phipps. “This is going to change what we’re able to do drastically, making us a better and safer community. It was a long process to get to this point because we had to hire two officers to replace their positions. I’m excited to have Jason and Scott as our new detectives.”
Detective Weiss has been with the Snoqualmie Police Department since May 1998. He has had many specialty assignments including the Special Operations Team, Field Training Officer, Traffic Safety Coordinator, Taser and Pepper Spray Instructor, and Advisor to the Police Explorers program. Weiss has also written many grant applications, which have resulted in acquiring new police vehicles, radar trailers, and radar guns. Detective Weiss began his law enforcement career in 1995 at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and worked with the Odessa Police Department.
Detective Bruton started working with the Snoqualmie Police Department in 2013. He began his law enforcement career with the Redmond Police Department in 2008 and served four years in the United States Coast Guard. While at the Snoqualmie Police Department, he has held specialty positions in the Special Investigations Unit and as a Hostage Negotiator.
The funding for these positions was made possible by the 2016 public safety levy lid lift.
More Information: Snoqualmie Police Department, 425-888-3333