FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
City of Ridgefield Welcomes a New Police Officer
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Carrie Greene, Chief of Police
Ridgefield, WA, October 17, 2007 – The City of Ridgefield, Washington is pleased to welcome Nathan Gibson to our team.
Nathan accepted the position of Police Officer and began work on October 15, 2007. Nathan, a 2000 graduate of Ridgefield High School, completed the Reserve Academy through the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in 2002 and served as a reserve officer for the City of Ridgefield from 2002 through 2004. He has been serving the City of La Center as a reserve officer since May 2005.
As an entry level officer, Nathan is scheduled to attend the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy in the next few months. The academy will last for approximately five months and will include training, education and exercises in basic law enforcement. Upon completion of the academy, Nathan will rejoin the Ridgefield Police Department for his field training where he will be reintroduced to the community.
His was recently employed with MGS Surveying as a land and hydro surveyor. He resides in Woodland with his wife Laraine, who is currently attending nursing school.
Carrie Greene, Chief of Police, said "We are excited to have Nathan join our department. Nathan has displayed a strong desire to become an officer with the Ridgefield Police Department, and is committed to the City of Ridgefield. He will be an integral part of building a solid police department for the Ridgefield community.""
The City of Ridgefield, incorporated in 1909, is a rapidly growing community located in northern Clark County, Washington approximately 10 miles north of Vancouver, Washington. Over the next 10 to 15 years, the City of Ridgefield expects to grow to a population of over 24,700 persons with an employment base of over 15,000 jobs. The City has adopted a Council-City Manager form of government. The City Manager acts as the chief executive officer of the City overseeing daily operations, annual budget development and implementation, and personnel. The City Manager works with a management team composed of the Director of Communications/City Clerk, Director of Finance and Administration, the Community Development Director, the Public Works Director and the Police Chief to insure that community services are provided and that the policy directives of the City Council are carried out in the most efficient manner possible.