The Granite Falls Police Station was packed on Friday, March 21 for the swearing in of new police chief Dave Bowman and the officers who will now be policing Granite Falls.
Theevent also gave community members an opportunity to see the changes made at the police station.
Mayor Josh Golston took the opportunity to thank the crowd before he officiated over the swearing in process.
"Thank you for your hard work," Golston said. "We are very appreciative of all of the hard work that has already been going on here."
Several members of the new police force and their family and friends helped repair and update the police station. They were even working on the finishing touches just hours before the ceremony.
The city is now contracting its police services with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Department which will not only save the city money but will also ensure better coverage of the city.
"We inherit all of the backbone of the Sheriff's Office," Chief Bowman explained, meaning the computer systems and all other systems that are already in place at the Sheriff's Office.
Chief Dave Bowman, along with Officers Tom Dalton, Brandon Charboneau, Scott Berg, Ryan Boyer and Carol Bello were sworn in in front of the crowd.