By Senator Nelson


         WHEREAS,  Police Chief Dan Prinz has effectively, competently, and faithfully served the people of the City of Edmonds for the past twenty-five years since his appointment as a patrol officer by then Police Chief Rube Grimstad in 1968; and

         WHEREAS, Chief Prinz rose rapidly through the ranks and was appointed Edmonds Police Chief in 1984; and

         WHEREAS, Chief Prinz graduated from the Basic Law Enforcement Academy in 1969 and the FBI National Academy in 1977, and received the Executive Certificate from the Washington State Criminal Justice Commission in 1989; and

         WHEREAS, Chief Prinz has instituted many innovative programs in the City of Edmonds, including:  The DARE program, a Joint Police Agency SWAT Team in 1985, and a multijurisdictional narcotics team; and

         WHEREAS, Chief Prinz has served as chair of the organized crime committee of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs; and

         WHEREAS, Chief Prinz has been active in the community, serving as past president of the Edmonds Rotary Club and on the board of directors of Teen Hope; and

         WHEREAS, Chief Prinz will retire at the end of February to devote more time to his family:  Wife Patti, daughter Jennifer, and sons Jeff and Jon; and

         WHEREAS, Chief Prinz's retirement will afford him more time for the family vacation cabin and for his hobbies of golf, fishing, and woodworking;

         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Washington congratulate and honor Edmonds Police Chief Dan Prinz for the dedicated service that characterizes his life's work in both his public and private activities, and for the outstanding example of excellence he has set for others; and

         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Senate wish that Chief Prinz's future endeavors will bring him the same amount of satisfaction and success; and

         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Police Chief Dan Prinz of the Edmonds Police Department, and the mayor of the City of Edmonds.


I, Marty Brown, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1994-8672,

adopted by the Senate February 22, 1994.





Secretary of the Senate