Deputy Chief of Police

Division Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief is responsible for the internal operation of the department while focusing on external community relations. He works closely with the Chief of Police on high level and long term projects that set the future for the department.

About Deputy Chief Cook

Deputy Chief Cook has been with the Pasco Police Department as a full-time officer since 1992. He served for several years as a reserve officer. Deputy Chief Cook has been a K9 handler and department K9 trainer before being promoted to Corporal and then Sergeant. As a sergeant, he served as the Watch Commander in patrol and later as a training sergeant. 

In the mid-90s, he was assigned a pilot project as an officer assigned to a high crime area in the city using a new policing strategy called Community Policing. This project was very successful and Community Policing is the foundation of our policing style.

In 2014 Deputy Chief Cook was promoted to Captain. He oversaw investigations and support operations while serving as a Tri-City Special Investigations Unit commander. 

In 2019 he was promoted to Deputy Chief. He is a graduate of the Northwest Command College and the prestigious FBI National Academy.

Source: City of Pasco