Sgt. Brian Fenske has been selected to serve as the Chief of the Granite Falls Police Department effective August 1, 2016. The previous chief, Scott Robertson, was promoted to lieutenant and reassigned to patrol.
Fenske, who has a 21 year career in law enforcement, most recently served as a patrol sergeant for the City of Snohomish for the past three years. During his career, Fenske has worked in a variety of units, including the dive team and as a field training officer (FTO), and served for six years as a Master Patrol Deputy.
Fenske graduated from Washington State University with a BA in criminal justice in 1993. He started his law enforcement career with the Lake Forest Police Department and joined the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office in 1998. Fenske was promoted to sergeant in 2012.
The City of Granite Falls has contracted with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office for police services since 2014.