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Suddenly, everyone is keen about knowing more about Carmen Best after she came into limelight as a result of her resignation as Police Chief. Carmen Best served as Seattle Police Chief before resigning from the post on August 10, 2020.

The major speculation around her resignation is the announcement of City Council’s approval of the proposed reduction of the police officers in the force. Hours after City Council approved to cut short 100 police officials, Carmen Best resigned from the post.

Carmen Best is also the first black woman to serve as the city’s police chief. Best, in her statement, released on Monday night said that she will be officially reliving herself off the duty on 2nd September 2020. She quoted that it is difficult time and decision for her but it is time when it is time.

Best in her statement wrote:

“To the Women and Men of the Seattle Police Department –    

I wanted to notify you that I will be retiring from the Seattle Police Department, effective September 2nd, 2020. I wanted you to hear this from me, but some media have reached this conclusion on their own.   

This was a difficult decision for me, but when it’s time, it’s time.  

I want to thank Mayor Durkan for her continuous support through good times and tough times.

I am confident the department will make it through these difficult times. You truly are the best police department in the country, and please trust me when I say, the vast majority of people in Seattle support you and appreciate you.   

I am impressed daily at your skill, your compassion, and your dedication. I am thankful my command team has agreed to continue serving the department, and that Mayor Durkan has appointed Deputy Chief Adrian Diaz as the interim Chief of Police. Chief Diaz shares my commitment to this department and has the trust of the community.   

I look forward to seeing how this department moves forward through the process of re-envisioning public safety. I relish the work that will be done by all of you. 

After more than 28 years, I am so thankful for the time I spent at SPD. You are my family. You will always be in my heart. We have had tough times before and come out better on the other side. I am glad I pushed through each of those tough times with you.   

I am grateful for the opportunity to have served as your Chief.  

Remember to take care of one another.”

Carmen Best Bio Overview

Full NameCarmen Best
Date Of BirthMay 6, 1965
Birth SignTaurus
Age55
Country/NationalityUnited States 
EthnicityAfrican American
HometownTacoma, Washington
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandLary Best
Kids2 Daughter
WorkFormer Seattle Police Chief
EducationLincoln High School/Northeastern University
Height5’6”
Salary$285,000 Annual
Net WorthEstimated $2 Million
Verified Social MediaTwitter Account

Carmen Best Professional Life and Education

55 years of age, Carmen Best has served with the Seattle Police Department for more than 25 years while she has served as the City’s Police Chief from January 1st 2918. 

Carmen Best served on many levels in the force and rose through the ranks of officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, commander and deputy chief before swearing-in as the police chief. Best during her deputy chief of police days was involved mostly in supervision and functioning of  Special Bureaus Operations, Patrol Operations and also Community Outreach. 

Best graduated from Senior Management Institute for Police, Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Academy, and FBI National Academy. In 2015, Seattle Blck press honoured her with the “Newsmaker of the Year”. 

Carmen Best Family

Best is married to Lary Best and has two adult daughters.

Carmen Best Nest Worth

Carmen, while employed with the Seattle PD, earned an annual of $285,000 in the capacity of Police Chief. Her estimated net worth is about $2 million. However, this figure may be around her net worth but not necessarily accurate.

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