Camas, WA — Following a nationwide search, the City of Camas announced today that Tina M. Jones will be the next Chief of the Camas Police Department.
Jones will assume the position effective July 3, 2023. However, Council will have a vote to confirm the appointment at the June 5 City Council meeting.
Jones was one of four finalists brought in for a multi-day interview process, that included meeting with the public, the City Senior Leadership team and peer subject matter experts, among others.
“It is a great honor to be selected as the next Camas Police Chief,” said Jones. “I am very excited to join the excellent Camas Police Department team, and to serve this fantastic community.”
According to Camas Mayor Steve Hogan, Jones stood out as the clear choice for the role.
“Tina’s background and her commitment to law enforcement really stood out, but her understanding of our community and where we need to grow made her the right choice,” said Hogan. “While the other candidates were stellar, Tina had everything we need currently, and everything we want for the future of our police department. We’re very excited to see what she’ll bring to Camas.”
Jones currently serves as a Commander for the Portland Police Bureau, after joining the department in 2001 as an officer. Prior to working with the Portland Bureau, Jones served as a Corrections Officer for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office in California.
Jones will replace current Police Chief Mitch Lackey who is retiring from the City after 32 years of service.