The Snoqualmie Police Department is adding a new officer and this time its newest member is a Snoqualmie Valley native.
This week Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley proudly announced the Police Academy Graduation of his newest officer, Chad Ridout, who went through five months of rigorous training at the Academy in Burien.
On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, Officer Ridout graduated and was voted “Patrol Partner” by his peer recruit officers, being recognized as the officer fellow academy class members would want as backup if they called for assistance on the street.
Chief McCulley said Ridout will do field training with several senior officers for the next three months as he joins the Snoqualmie Police Department. He will be sworn in at the next City Council Meeting on Monday January 25, 2016.
Officer Ridout grew up in the Snoqualmie Valley and still resides in the area with his wife Emily, a Mount Si High School graduate who now works at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church.
Emily’s father, Larry White, is longtime City of Snoqualmie employee, working in the Parks and Public Works Department, as well as the longtime coach of theMount Si HS Girls Softball Team.