The Wapato Police Department is located at it original site located at 205 South Simcoe Ave. On September 23, 1908, J.F. Barnes was appointed Town Marshal for the City of Wapato. Barnes served until 1911. In 1911, Wiles Rodman was appointed the first Police Chief for the City of Wapato. Today, the Wapato Police Department has a total staff of 18. We maintain a 73 inmate Jail and Municipal Court.
|1911 to ?||Wiles Rodman|
|1930 to 1934||Elmer Weeks|
|1935 to 1945||Vard Nichols|
|1945 to 1973||Howard Burton|
|1973 to 1989||Robert Wilson|
|1989 to 1995||Lonnie James|
|1995 to 1996||Tracy Rosenow|
|1998 to 2004||Don Lane|
|2005 to 2011||Richard Sanchez|
|2011 to present||Tracy Rosenow|
|1940||First Police Car
1940 Chevrolet Panel Van
|1955||First Walkie Talkie Radio|
|1956||First Mobile Radio Installed in Patrol Car|
The public is invited and encouraged to all open public meetings of the City Council Regular and Work Session meetings. Both meetings are held at City Hall Council Chambers, 205 E Third Street, Wapato, WA. City Council meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.Council Work Sessions are informal and informational. They are just before City Council meetings starting as early as 6:00 pm.