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Washougal chief steps in at Vancouver Police Department

Steinbronn’s contract extended to July 7 as Vancouver works to fill key vacancies

By Carlos Fuentes, Columbian staff writer
Published: May 10, 2023, 6:03am
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Wendi Steinbronn, interim assistant chief for the Vancouver Police Department and chief of the Washougal Police Department, tackles desk work in her Vancouver office Tuesday afternoon.
Wendi Steinbronn, interim assistant chief for the Vancouver Police Department and chief of the Washougal Police Department, tackles desk work in her Vancouver office Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

In April, the Vancouver Police Department reported 22 job vacancies, including several open upper-management roles.

As the department ramps up efforts to address its hiring challenges, one part-timer has provided some relief: Washougal Police Chief Wendi Steinbronn, who spends three days each week in Vancouver helping the police department.

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