Meet Kennewick’s newest police officers
The Kennewick Police Department is welcomed three new officers to its ranks on Monday at a swearing-in ceremony at city hall.
▪ Christopher Webber-Williams is a Richland native and earned his associate degree in business administration from Columbia Basin College. He interned for Hanford Patrol and was a Pasco Police Reserve officer.
▪ Dylan Markley earned an associate degree in fire science at Bellevue College while simultaneously serving as a volunteer firefighter. He served in the Army after college, eventually becoming a sergeant. He later moved to Kennewick with his family and worked nine months for Hanford Patrol.
▪ Chris Hernandez graduated a month ago from Central Washington University, where he earned a bachelor’s in law and justice. He said his culture and background had a big influence on his choice to become a police officer, “I feel like we are underrepresented in the community, and I feel like I’m representing this community to do something of a higher position.”