At City Council’s March 31 work session, Detective Tim Krahn was recognized for receiving the 2010 Annual Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award.
Detective Krahn grew up in the City of Mountlake Terrace and joined the Mountlake Terrace Police Explorer Program at the age of 18.
The Police Explorer program is designed to bridge the gap between youth and police through education and involvement in police operations and promote an interest in Law Enforcement. The explorer program promotes education, encourages participation in a rewarding and productive service activity and prepares young people for their future as citizens and community leaders.
As a Police Explorer, Detective Krahn learned basic law enforcement skills and the meaning of public service. At the age of 19, he became a Police Cadet and at 21 became a Mountlake Terrace Reserve Officer. When he was 25, the City of Kirkland Police Department hired Detective Krahn as a full time commissioned police officer.
In 2006, Detective Krahn returned to the City of Mountlake Terrace and began rebuilding the city’s police explorer program. He spends hours of his own time and money working to ensure that the program remains strong.
In 2009, Krahn was promoted to Detective. Recently, his team of explorers attended the Washington State Explorer Academy, achieving high honors in the athletics and police skills categories.
Due to Detective Krahn’s hard work and dedication, the City of Mountlake Terrace Police Explorer program has grown to 12 personnel and become an important part of the City of Mountlake Terrace Law Enforcement Family.
“I do a good job because they do an excellent job,” Detective Krahn said as he was recognized before the City Council.