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Battle Ground’s new police chief to be sworn in March 18

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By Becca Robbins, Columbian staff reporter
Published: February 27, 2024, 5:58am

BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground officials announced Monday the hiring of a new police chief, a former deputy chief from Colorado.

Dennis Flynn will take his oath of office during the March 18 city council meeting at 109 S.W. First St.

He has 36 years of law enforcement experience, having most recently spent the last six years at the Commerce City Police Department in Colorado. There, he oversaw the department’s patrol, traffic, school resources officer and community services programs, according to a Battle Ground news release.

Flynn previously spent 30 years at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

He retired from that agency in 2015 as the lieutenant of the robbery division, the city said.

He has a master’s degree in police leadership from San Diego State University and bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Oklahoma.

He is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.

Flynn and his wife are in the process of relocating to the area, the news release states. He was chosen from a pool of 16 applicants.