New MTL police officer sworn in, MLTPD gives quarterly report

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Officer Kyle O’Hagan (left) is sworn in by Police Chief Greg Wilson (right) while O’Hagan’s wife (center) and three young boys watch. (Photo courtesy the City of Mountlake Terrace)

New police officer Kyle O’Hagan was sworn into service during Monday night’s Mountlake Terrace City Council meeting.

O’Hagan grew up in Puyallup, went to college in Illinois and spent 11 years in Illinois as a pastor. He moved back to Washington in 2011.

He decided a couple of years later to pursue a new career as a law enforcement officer. He began his police career in Kent.

“I’m very excited to be here,” O’Hagan said. “I’m excited to make this city a great place to live and raise a family.”

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department is glad to have him.

“We are fortunate Kyle applied,” Police Chief Greg Wilson said. “We want to make sure that the people we bring into the department represent the culture of our organization and will do the best work for our community.”

O’Hagan’s wife, three sons between the ages of two and eight and parents were all present to see him get sworn in.

Also during Monday night’s meeting, Wilson and Deputy Chief Pete Caw gave the Police Department’s quarterly report.

In the second quarter of 2016, which runs through June, there were 5,371 calls for service, which is an average of 30 per day. Last year, that number was 6,493.

There were a total of 324 crimes committed in Mountlake Terrace in that time. Just 18 of those crimes were violent crimes, such as robbery or assault. The remaining 306 crimes were all property crimes, such as burglary, theft or arson. The vast majority of those crimes were thefts, at 194. Second were burglaries, with a total of 71.

Officers conducted 2,095 traffic stops, an average of 12 per day, and took 1,043 reports, averaging 6 per day.

To view the full Powerpoint presentation, click here.

–By Natalie Covate

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