My experience in Law Enforcement began in 2006.
I have worked in State, City, and Tribal capacities.
My law enforcement assignments have included patrol, traffic unit, field training officer, commercial vehicle enforcement, narcotics, marijuana eradications, marine law enforcement, supervisor, collision investigator and child seat technician.
I enjoy working with community members to make Soap Lake the best possible city that we can.
I grew up in Grant County and have lived in the area for all but 2 years. I attended the Grant County Reserve Academy in 2010. Shortly after graduating I moved to North Carolina where I lived for 2 years. While there I attended a full time Police academy. I graduated in 2011.
I moved back to beautiful Washington state in 2012. I joined the Soap Lake Police Dept. in 2015. I am excited about the opportunity to serve this community for years to come.
I was born in Wenatchee WA and grew up in Lake Chelan. I received my AA and ATS in criminal justice at Wenatchee Valley College. I then transferred to Easter Washington University where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Spanish and Psychology. I am biliterate, I can read, write, and speak fluently in both English and Spanish.
I completed an internship with the Wenatchee Police Department and graduated from the Basic Law Enforcement Academy in Burien WA on January of 2016. I am excited to be part of the Soap Lake Police Department. We have a great team who look at each other like family and work together to serve the community of Soap Lake. I come from a small town as well, and look forward to serving this community for the years to come.
I am very proud to say that I am a native of Soap Lake. I was raised in this town and love it very much; my heart belongs in this town. I attended the Soap Lake schools. In 1997 I joined the Soap Lake Ambulance Service & earned my certification as an EMT. At one point I held the position of Assistant Supervisor.
In June 2000 I was hired by MACC E911 which provides 911 and emergency Law/Fire/EMS service for all of Grant County. I am proud to say that this is the same job as my father used to do for the exact same county working with many of the same officers.
In 2010 I graduated from the Grant County Regional Reserve Academy as one of the Cadet Presidents. I have been active with the Soap Lake Police Department since my graduation. My heart is in public service, and as I said before my heart resides in Soap Lake. My family has always been involved in Soap Lake. Both of my parents were council members, my mother having served for 12 1/2 years.
I believe in this town and I believe in this department and its goals, values and vision. I’m proud to be Officer Rowland of the Soap Lake Police Department.
The Soap Lake Police Principles and Philosophies
The department takes a position of fair and impartial enforcement of the laws of the State of Washington and Soap Lake Municipal Code and Ordinances. Education and Enforcement are not just buzz words but sound law enforcement principles that will serve us well in rebuilding a community’s trust and confidence. The department takes on a position of trying to educate its citizens about the law when its practical and in all cases the enforcement of the law will be just.