The Edmonds Police Department announced Monday that Cpl. Ken Ploeger has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. Sgt. Ploeger’s promotion follows the recent retirement of Sgt. Mike Drinkwine.
Ploeger has been a member of the Edmonds Police Department since Feb. 1, 1991, starting as a Patrol Officer, Second Class. During his time with the department, he has served as a patrol officer, dive team member, property crimes detective, street crimes officer, narcotics detective, SWAT team member and a department firearms instructor. He was promoted to the rank of corporal in January of 2002 and has served as a patrol corporal and detective corporal since that date. Ploeger will be supervising a squad of patrol officers assigned to day shift.
Ploeger will be officially recognized and sworn in to the rank of sergeant during the City Council meeting to be held in the Edmonds Council Chambers at 5 p.m. Jan. 25. Members of the public are welcome to attend.