Burien Police Chief to Remain in Current Role

Burien Police Chief Ted Boe Passes on Promotion to Continue Serving City of Burien
Posted on 11/22/2022
Burien Police Department patch design in foreground of photo of BPD vehicle.

Burien Police Chief Theodore “Ted” Boe will remain in his current role after forgoing a promotion to serve as Patrol Operations Division Chief for King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO). Burien Police Captain Todd Morrell assumed the role of Acting Chief while Chief Boe is training at the FBI National Academy in Virginia and will continue in that role until Chief Boe returns on January 1, 2023.

“Over the last several weeks, I have had the opportunity to look back at my career and evaluate where I see my future. I have come to realize how much I love the work we do together in service to Burien. Ultimately, it is our work that brings me joy and pride at the end of the day, and I know that we make a difference for those that work and live in Burien,” said Chief Boe. “I am honored that I was considered for the opportunity offered by KCSO, but my love is the work here in Burien and I intend to stay in Burien for the foreseeable future.”

Boe has served for the last five years as Chief of Police for the Burien Police Department.

“Chief Boe has cultivated tremendous success in leading his team, and we look forward to his continued success for many years to come,” said Burien City Manager, Adolfo Bailon.