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Mill Creek Police Chief Greg Elwin placed on administrative leave


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 10:13pm

Courtesy of the City of Mill Creek

Police Chief Greg Elwin

Editor's note: This story was originally posted Feb. 25 but was accidentally deleted from our site March 4. It has been reposted.

Mill Creek Police Chief Greg Elwin has been placed on administrative leave until further notice, according to an email sent by Deputy Chief of Police Scott Eastman obtained by the Beacon through a public records request.

In the email sent Jan. 17, Eastman notified recipients that City Manager Michael Ciaravino had appointed him the acting police chief while Elwin was on administrative leave.

When asked via email about Elwin, Eastman said that any inquiries needed to go through the city manager.

Ciaravino told the Beacon in an email that it was a confidential personnel matter and the City did not have a comment.

Multiple City Council members said they did not know details about the situation or suggested speaking with Ciaravino.

Calls to Elwin's phone went to voicemail; his mailbox was full.

Elwin was sworn in as chief in 2016. Former City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto hired Elwin from Thurston County Sheriff's Office, where he had worked for 21 years, most recently as a patrol captain.


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