City of Lacey Selects New Deputy Police Chief

Lacey Deputy Police Chief Robert Hollis
Lacey Deputy Police Chief Robert Hollis. Photo courtesy: City of Lacey

Submitted by City of Lacey

Lacey Police Chief Robert Almada welcomed new Deputy Police Chief Robert Hollis during a swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, December 8. The announcement follows a nationwide search and comprehensive selection process that included the participation of multi-discipline panel members, community members, and stakeholders. Hollis is the second Deputy Chief in the department’s 55-year history.

Hollis began his duties as the Lacey Deputy Police Chief effective December 8, 2021. Hollis comes to Lacey with over 20 years of law-enforcement experience, most recently with the Kent Police Department where he served as a commander in charge of race, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

“I am thrilled to have Hollis join our department as Deputy Chief,” said Chief Almada. “I am confident he will be successful in his new position. We welcome him as a new community member and look forward to the integral role he will play in our City.”

Hollis has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and an Executive Master’s Degree in Public Administration, both from the University of Washington. When not working Deputy Chief Hollis enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his family volunteering for various organizations.

“I am excited for the opportunity to be part of the Lacey Police Department,” said Hollis. “And, I look forward to serving the Lacey community.”

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