Assistant Chief Patrick Arpin retires

After a distinguished, nearly 35-year career with the Bellevue Police Department, Assistant Chief Patrick Arpin is retiring. AC Arpin began his law enforcement career with Bellevue after graduating from the University of Washington in 1988. He worked his way up through the ranks, first serving as a Field Training Officer, Evidence Technician and Crisis Negotiator for 19 years. AC Arpin especially enjoyed his assignment as a bike patrol officer and was an original member of the department’s Special Enforcement Team. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2004, Captain in 2010, major in 2013 and deputy/assistant chief in 2016.

“Patrick dedicated his entire career to serving the Bellevue community, and we are grateful to him for that,” said Chief Wendell Shirley. “He has been a wise advisor and valuable resource to me over the past year. His extensive institutional knowledge and caring mentorship are a loss for the department. We’re going to miss him.”

Throughout his career, Arpin received many commendations, including the Commander’s Award and two lifesaving awards.

AC Arpin will continue his volunteer work with the Bellevue Boys and Girls club and looks forward to traveling, doing home projects and rooting on his beloved UW Huskies, Mariners and Seahawks.

Thank you for your service, AC Arpin!

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