Letter From the Chief
Chief K. Scott Kimerer has served more than three decades as a law enforcement leader in King County. In May 2003, he took the helm as the City of Burien Police Chief. Chief Kimerer's priorities include easing youth violence, increasing emergency preparedness, securing our schools, increasing traffic safety, and building a crime-free community. Prior to his appointment as Chief, he served as a deputy, sergeant, and captain for the King County Sheriff’s Office in patrol, investigations, transit police, and problem-oriented policing programs for the North Highline area. Scott believes in community involvement and outreach with all of our diverse populations as an essential law enforcement philosophy.
Chief Kimerer is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy and Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar programs and continues to work with the National Academies of Science as an Executive Board Member to select research projects for both transit and airport security issues. He a member of both the Washington and International Association of Police Chiefs and is the past Chairman of the King County Police Chief’s Association.
"It continues to be my honor to be your Police Chief for the City of Burien. It is my commitment to ensure that the people of our city are informed of the public safety issues and the priorities of your police department. I would like to thank the Burien City Council, city staff, and citizens of Burien for their continued support of this community. I would further like to commend the members of the Burien Police Department for their outstanding efforts to reduce crime and help make Burien a great place to live.”
K. Scott Kimerer