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Posted on: December 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Liberty Lake Welcomes New Police Chief, Damon Simmons!

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Liberty Lake Hires Damon Simmons as Police Chief

Liberty Lake, December 15, 2020 – Damon Simons has been named Police Chief for the City of Liberty Lake.

Chief Simmons served most recently as a Sergeant with the Spokane County Sherriff’s Office.  He has been with the Sherriff’s office since 2003 and during his tenure, lead and managed multiple policing operations including patrol, traffic control, criminal investigation, crime prevention and program leadership.

He started his 20-year career as a police officer for the Great Falls Police Department (Montana) after serving from 1996 – 1999 with the United States Air Force as a Security Police Officer.  His professional career includes Leadership Training with the FBI, Situational Leadership, Ethical Leadership and Supervisory/Management course work. 

Chief Simmons has a PHD in Criminal Justice from Walden University in 2018, in addition to Master of Science in Administrative Justice and Security and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology.  

He is a recipient of many awards which include Spokane Valley Fire “Life Saving” Award, Kiwanis International “Everyday Hero” Award, American Red Cross Humanitarian Award, and Spokane County Sherriff “Sheriff Star” Award.

Chief Simmons set himself apart during the interview process with his “professional philosophy of positive community engagement which align with the concept of Community Orientated Policing of building trust. “

Chief Simmons and his family have lived in the area since 2003.  Originally from Waco, Texas, Chief Simmons enjoys coaching youth sports.  He is married to Nikesha Simmons and has five children Justis, Jayce, Kingston, Freya and Sutton.



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