Napavine students along with Chief Salyers posing with the newly painted squad car using school colors.
Napavine is a city that sits on the hill. It's a city that has seen a lot of changes in their city government this past year but one thing has stayed the same, Napavine Chief of Police Chris Salyers. Chief Salyers is all about community and you can tell he enjoys his job, working tirelessly for the Napavine.
Whether you are attending a city council meeting or just driving through town, you know that Chief Salyers is there for his community.
Recently, Napavine decided they needed to get their police cars marked so he presented it to the city council with the idea that they would use the Napavine school colors. Then once the new police car was marked, instead of taking a picture of himself with the new markings, he wanted the students to be in the picture. He is all about supporting his community.
It's more than obvious when you talk to Chief Salyers, he wants his community and department to get the credit, he does not like to be singled out.
"It's about my entire department and the community, it's not about me. Napavine makes it easy to be the Chief, the community support has been above and beyond," stated Salyers. One to never take credit, Chief Salyers wants what is best for his community and those that live in it.
New City Council member LaVerne Haslett is very supportive of Chief Salyers. "Now that the budget for 2018 is passed, funding another officer is a good time to commend Chief Salyers for the fine job he is doing with the Police Department," said Haslett. "His community involvement with the school, businesses and citizens of Napavine has always been about community. We truly support his efforts and say thank you Chief Salyers and your department. Working together to make Napavine always growing to be a city that is one that is warm and inviting."
For 2018, Chief Salyers' budget has been approved for a third officer they so desperately need. Napavine city limit's stretch all the way to I-5, thus giving them a lot of city to patrol. With the new officer, Chief Salyers will be able to have much more coverage, it is something he has wanted for a very long time but it was never in the budget. He is excited to bring a new officer to Napavine, it will help keep Napavine safe for the citizens who live there.
So next time you take a trip through Napavine, obey the speed limit. If you see Chief Salyers, stop and say hello. You'll be glad you did!