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Police Department > Divisions


The Administration Division provides planning, develops policies, organizes and directs the overall successful operation of the Police Department.

Two Lieutenants support the Chief with the police operations of the Department and assist in developing policies and procedures.

  • Administrative Lieutenant – Valerie Nau
  • Operations Lieutenant – Howard Leeming

The Administrative Services Manager supports the Chief with the business administrative functions of the Department.

  • Administrative Services Manager – Kelly Ziemann


Oversees the function and maintenance of various units within the department while providing support for the community.


Patrol Sergeants
  • Sergeant Justin Gillen
  • Sergeant Lee Wheeler
  • Sergeant Shawn Ziemann
  • Sergeant Erik Peffer
  • Sergeant Casey Wunsch
  • Sergeant Craig Keller

Operations Division

Patrol Unit

Officers assigned to this unit are first line responders to calls for service and perform general patrol-related duties. If you need assistance from an officer or to report a crime, you can call 911 from within Kitsap County or dial (360) 308-5400, 24 hours a day.

Officer J. Kennedy, Officer K Fenton, Officer S Scarlett, Officer B Kunz (SRO), Officer L Bogues, Officer J Crippen, Officer D Majillo, Officer T Phuvapaisalkij, Officer J Black, Officer D Luna, Officer N Brown

Detective Unit

The Detective Unit is responsible for secondary follow-up investigations of crimes ranging from homicides, sexual assault, and robberies to burglaries, identity thefts, and frauds.

Detective A Allen

Marine Unit

The Poulsbo Marine Patrol, presently, is comprised of three Sergeants and the detective. The State of Washington Parks Department has certified all of the officers assigned to marine patrol after passing a State Certified Boating Academy. Our coverage area consists of Liberty Bay, with extra patrols in the Keyport Marina and Agate Pass. Marine unit duties include enforcement of boating ordinances, investigation of boating accidents, identifying and/or removal of navigational hazards, and addressing vessel operation complaints and concerns.


Reserve Police Officer Unit

Poulsbo Police Reserve Officers perform uniformed patrol duties in support of the Poulsbo Police Department. The primary mission of this voluntary position is to augment the full-time police force. After completing required training and graduating from a Reserve Academy program approved by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, Reserve Officers are fully commissioned Police Officers consistent with Washington State Laws.

  • Officer T. Powell

Administrative Services Division

The Administrative Services unit provides a variety of services to the public, commissioned officers, prosecutors, and other law enforcement agencies. Their tasks consist of maintaining accurate records, dissemination of public records, and all business operations in support of the police department.

  • Administrative Services Manager Kelly Ziemann
  • Senior Police Administrative Specialist Chloe Hamrick
  • Police Administrative Specialist Christina Schiano