Friday marks 42 years of service for Kennewick Police Chief Ken Hohenberg.  That's quite an accomplishment.

According to the Police Department's Facebook page:

"During his career, he has been a patrol officer, traffic officer, Kennewick's first DARE officer, a motorcycle officer, patrol sergeant, the department's first internal affairs lieutenant and commanded both field services (patrol) and operational services (detectives/youth services) as a captain. Chief Hohenberg was appointed as the Assistant Chief in 2001 and was appointed Chief of Police in 2003.

Chief Hohenberg is a member and past President of the Columbia Center Rotary Club. Chief Hohenberg served for many years on the board of United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties. Chief Hohenberg was the fundraising chair for two years and served as the Board Chair in 2004 for United Way. Chief Hohenberg was honored by United Way as the Distinguished Volunteer of the Year in 2003. Chief Hohenberg was selected as the 2005 "Kennewick Man of the Year” and was selected as the Tri-Citian of the Year in 2009. Chief Hohenberg was also recognized with the “Friend of the Port Award” in 2011 by the Port Of Kennewick, Washington for his support in the transformation of Clover Island and as a champion for the urban renewal of downtown Kennewick.

Chief Hohenberg is an active member of the WASPC, Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, and Past President. He was appointed by the Governor as a Board Member for the Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority Board, currently serving as the Board Chair."

I've had the opportunity to talk with Chief Hohenberg about a variety of issues and events.  He's always had the time and was gracious in accommodating me.  Congratulations, Chief Hohenberg.  Thanks for keeping us safe.