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David Emerick

Captain Emerick started with the dept in 1982 as a Seattle Police Reserve officer. He was hired as a full time patrol officer in August of 1985. During his tenure with the department Captain Emerick has worked as a patrol officer in the north and west precinct’s, in the north precinct anti crime team, as a patrol sergeant in the South Precinct, a patrol lieutenant in the West Precinct, a detective in the Narcotics Unit for over 7 years, as a detective sergeant in the Gang Unit and Detective Lieutenant in charge of the Homicide/Assault/CSI Unit. He was the commander of the Harbor Patrol Unit from 2003-2006 where he was the project manager for the building of two new high tech police boats and the updating of the units facilities and manuals, making the Seattle Police Harbor Patrol one of the best equipped and finest marine law enforcement unit in the country. Captain Emerick has been the Captain of the Violent Crimes Section overseeing homicide/robbery/gangs/warrants/CSI/Bias Crimes/Polygraph and a victims advocates unit, Captain of the Metro Section of Special Operations overseeing SWAT, K-9, Harbor Patrol, and Mounted, Captain of the South Precinct, and most recently captain overseeing the Major Crimes Task Force and the Vice/High Risk Victims Unit. 

Captain Emerick is a big supporter of community partnerships. He believes that it takes a combined effort of police and community to solve, prevent and reduce crime and the fear of crime in the community. 

Captain Emerick is a native of Seattle and product of the Seattle Public Schools system. He Has an Associate Degree from Bellevue College is working on his undergraduate degree. He attended a Leadership and Command training program presented by the University of Washington in 2001.

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