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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Battle Ground Police Sergeant Kim Armstrong promoted to rank of Lieutenant

Lt. Kim Armstrong

Battle Ground Police Chief Bob Richardson announced the promotion of Sergeant Kim Armstrong to the rank of Lieutenant at a formal ceremony held on Monday, July 9.   

Kim Armstrong has served in law enforcement for 20 years. She came to the Battle Ground Police Department in 2004 after serving 4.5 years with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and another 1.5 years with the Spokane Police Department.  

In her 14 years with the Battle Ground Police Department she has served as Police Officer, School Resource Officer, and Detective.  She was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2010, becoming the first female Sergeant in the history of the department.   She was named Battle Ground Police Officer of the Year in 2014 and has been awarded a Meritorious Service Medal and a Commendation Medal.

Kim’s contributions to the department and to the community are significant.  She guided the department through a successful re-accreditation process in 2014 and is in the process of doing so again this year.   She volunteers for several community outreach programs such as Shop with a Cop, Tip-A-Cop, and other fund raising effort for Special Olympics. 

“Kim’s career in law enforcement embodies the core values of the Battle Ground Police Department - integrity, quality service, respect and accountability,” said Chief Richardson, “It is my honor to promote her to the rank of Lieutenant.”

With her promotion, Lieutenant Armstrong becomes the first female Lieutenant and the first officer to rise to the rank of Lieutenant within the Battle Ground Police Department.   

Kim was supported by several family members, friends and fellow law enforcement officers at the ceremony.  Her mother Patty had the honor of pinning the lieutenant’s badge on her daughter. 


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