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Cali cop gets BI deputy chief job

The Bainbridge Island Police Department has named a California cop with emergency management and neighborhood-oriented policing experience as its new deputy chief.

Lt. Jon Fehlman, a lieutenant in the Santa Rosa Police Department’s investigations bureau, will replace retiring Bainbridge Deputy Chief Mark Duncan on Dec. 1, the city announced on Thursday.

The 23-year law enforcement veteran bested about 45 other candidates from across the country, as well as Australia and Haiti.

“All the possible candidates had the technical requirements, but after that it’s about finding the right fit for our community,” said Bainbridge Chief Matt Haney. “(Fehlman) has the experience we need at this time on Bainbridge.”

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