A former Pasco police officer is transferring to the Kennewick Police Department.
Steve Thatsana will be sworn in April 16 at the department, a move made possible by the recently passed public safety sales tax in Benton County.
Thatsana, a former Army tank driver, has worked in Pasco since 2002. During that time he was a patrol officer, training officer and detective.
Thatsana has served on the Tri-City Regional SWAT Team and METRO Drug Task Force squad. He also has worked at the jails in Franklin and Benton counties.