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Swinomish Police Chief D’Amelio resigns after nearly four years on job

Lou D’Amelio is considered a rock star in law enforcement circles given his long career in police work and as a college-level criminal justice instructor.

Now D’Amelio is ready to exit the stage, after nearly four years serving as police chief of the Swinomish Tribal Community.

D’Amelio stepped down last week as the tribe’s top cop to pursue other career options, perhaps outside of law enforcement.

D’Amelio hired on at Swinomish in November 2016, arriving during a particularly tense period within the tribal police force, after having served 25 years with the Anacortes police department.

His pr...


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