Edmonds Police Department promotes Ken Ploeger to sergeant

Ken Ploeger

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.

  1. On Wednesday, February 9th, Sgt. Ken Ploeger gathered approximately 30 children in the training room of the Edmonds Police Department. The topic was about “guns” and what to do if you were to find one. Sgt. Ploeger provided not loaded, verifide safe to handle, real guns as evidence.

    The children ranging in ages from 4 to 12 answered questions, and posed many “what ifs” as Sgt. Ploeger patiently responded to each and everyone of them.

    The parents and children of the community of Edmonds were taken on a tour of the Police Department and a private viewing of a patrol car, plastic back seat and all.

    After a small gun was found in a local neighborhood, parents and police thought an education session was definitely needed. Everyone was “up in arms” voting for this opportunity to keep our chilldren safe.

    Thank you Sgt. Ken Ploeger for your great presentation.

    Edmonds Community Resident

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