King Co. Sheriff offered job as head of state police academy

King Co. Sheriff offered job as head of state police academy

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King County Sheriff Sue Rahr

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on February 23, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 23 at 4:30 PM

SEATTLE – The Criminal Justice Training Commission voted unanimously Thursday to offer King County Sheriff Sue Rahr the position of executive director.

If she accepts, Rahr would be the head of the Criminal Justice Training Commission, which oversees certification of law enforcement officers in Washington.

The offer is contingent on Rahr passing an employment background check. The commission voted on a top salary of an $110,000 per year.

Rahr was one of four candidates interviewed by commission members, which include Attorney General Rob McKenna and Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste. Rahr has also been a commission member, but she is not involved the selection process.

Rahr is the only candidate who has publicly expressed interest in the job. The identities of the other candidates have not been released.

The position came open last year after Joe Hawe resigned.

Rahr, a 32-year veteran, became the first female King County Sheriff after Dave Reichert was elected to Congress in 2004. Rahr was formally elected to the position in 2005 and re-elected in 2009. She has reportedly indicated she will not run for a third term in 2013.

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