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Originally published Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7:08 PM

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About interim SPD chief Jim Pugel

Jim Pugel, Seattle incoming interim police chief, is a 30-year veteran of the force.

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Jim Pugel, 53, who will become Seattle’s new interim police chief when John Diaz steps down, started as a volunteer reserve police officer in 1981, according to the department. He was hired as a full-time officer in January 1983 and promoted to sergeant seven years later.

He supervised the East Precinct and Basic Training Academy before being promoted to lieutenant in January 1994.

He was a watch commander and an operations lieutenant in the East Precinct before taking command of the Sexual Assault Unit. He also was the administrative aide to the chief before being promoted to captain of the West Precinct in March 1999.

The Seattle native became assistant chief in July 2000 and heads the department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau.

Pugel also oversees the department’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion pilot program.

He is a University of Washington graduate.

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