Aberdeen Police Chief Steve Shumate announced on Monday that Jay Staten has been named as Deputy Chief, filling the seat left open following the retirement of Dave Timmons.
Shumate highlighted Staten’s career, saying that the new Deputy Chief has spent time in multiple local offices.
Shumate noted Staten’s other experience, including over 15 years dealing with major criminal investigations, Drug Task Force, and the local Critical Response Unit (CRU) where he served as a team leader until late last year.
Deputy Chief Staten was named Pacific County Officer of the Year in 1990 and The Daily World Police Officer of the Year award in 2009. He was also the recipient for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Regional Award for outstanding investigations 2009-2010.