Luke Plambeck is a local Sheriff’s Deputy in Island County. He has been with the Island County Sheriff’s Office for almost 15 years. He is involved in the Opioid Addiction Outreach, to help people get out of the cycle of addiction.
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Key Points of Interest:
- Where did Luke grow up?
- Find out how Luke got started in police work
- What was he actually aiming for as a career?
- Luke started with Island County Sheriff’s Office in 2005
- It was his first job interview, and he was hired on immediately
- He has been a deputy sheriff here on Camano Island for almost 15 years!
- What is the difference between a Sheriff and Deputy?
- Luke helps me understand the difference between all of the job titles in law enforcement and their differences
- He also explains jurisdictions, and how sheriff departments and other law enforcement departments work together
- Spoiler Alert! A deputy, city cop, or state patrol can pull you over anywhere in the state of Washington
- How do they interact with Reservation Law Enforcement?
- What are some patterns Luke has noticed in this area over his time?
- Law enforcement, like many business owners, are struggling to find qualified candidates
- How does the Sheriff’s Office work with Citizen's Patrol?
- What all does Citizen’s Patrol do for this community?
- Does Luke feel that crime has increased over his time as a deputy?
- What are the more common crimes in this area?
- Luke is a field training officer, which trains up the new deputies
- He is also a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), which is for determining if someone if a drive is drug impaired
- Also, Luke is involved in the Opioid Addiction Outreach
- How can we help one another to reduce crime, reduce homelessness, helping one another?
- How does Stanwood Police Department and Island County work together?
- What does Luke see as the future of Island County Sheriff’s Office here on Camano?
- How does he work through scary situations?
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