The Edmonds Police Department announced the promotion of Cpl. Michael B. Richardson to the rank of Sergeant.
Richardson was sworn in by Police Chief Al Compaan in the presence of Mayor Pro-Tem Strom Peterson, the Edmonds City Council and citizens during a City Council meeting on June 19, 2012,
Sgt. Richardson has served with the Edmonds Police Department for 21 years. He was hired on Feb. 1, 1991, after graduating from Meadowdale High School and attending Shoreline Community College.
During his tenure with the Edmonds police, Sgt. Richardson served four years as a detective with the South Snohomish County Narcotics Task Force. For nine years he worked as the Special Assault Detective, investigating felonious crimes committed against individuals.
Sgt. Richardson also spent five years as an investigator on the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, working major incidents throughout the county such as police involved fatalities. For the past year he has been assigned as a corporal working with a night-shift patrol squad.
Sgt. Richardson also held ancillary assignments as a member of the South Snohomish County S.W.A.T. Team as well as the police department Pro-Active Patrol Unit. Additionally, he is part of the police department’s teaching cadre as a firearms instructor.
Sgt. Richardson was Edmonds Police Department’s Officer of the Year in 1993, a distinction he received after administering CPR and finally reviving an individual who had suffered a drug overdose.
He also received formal letters of commendation in 2005, 2009 and 2012.