The West Richland Police Department celebrated the retirement of Lieutenant Duane Olsen on Thursday.

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Lieutenant Olsen began his Law Enforcement career in 1995.

He was a Reserve Deputy for the Benton County Sheriff's Department and then was hired as a Corrections Officer in 1996. And after attending the Corrections Academy, Olsen worked at a county jail.

From the West Richland Police Department Facebook:

In 1999 Olsen was hired by the West Richland Police Department and attended the Basic Law Enforcement Academy in Burien WA. For the next 23.5 years he worked for the West Richland Police Department where he served as a Patrol officer, Patrol Sergeant, and Lieutenant. For over 20 years Duane was the department’s firearms instructor, Use of Force instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Taser Instructor, Weapon Retention Instructor, OC Instructor, Scenario Training Instructor, and Impact Weapons Instructor. Duane has instructed courses for Law Enforcement agencies in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. He has trained SWAT teams, National Guard, and Narcotic Units, as well as courses in Use of Force and Case Law. He earned his Associate of Arts Degree from Columbia Basin College and his Bachelor of Science in Education from Liberty University. He also achieved his Master Defensive Tactics Certification from the Criminal Justice Training Commission and Level IV Arrestling Instructor Certification. After being promoted to the ranks of Sergeant and Lieutenant he attended notable management courses such as Command College, First Level Supervision, Sergeant Academy, and Middle Management.

Lieutenant Duane Olsen leaves the West Richland Police Department after 23 years of dedicated service.

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