REDMOND, OR -- The City of Redmond announced Devin Lewis, a Bend Police Department Lieutenant, will serve as the Redmond Police Department’s next Captain. Redmond Police Chief Dave Tarbet says Lewis is the right man for the job. Lewis was chosen from 15 qualified candidates. "Devin rose to the top in the process. He's a skilled leader, a great manager, with a diverse background in law enforcement administration and I look forward to having him help me build a leadership bench here at the Redmond Police Department."
Lewis has worked for both the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Bend Police. He lead the Central Oregon Emergency Response team, managed training programs, lead internal affairs investigations, and the Bend Investigations unit.
Tarbet says Lewis, who is currently a Lieutenant in the Bend Police Department, has served the Central Oregon community for a long time. "Devin's coming from Bend PD. He's been with Bend for 15 years. Deschutes County Sheriff's Office 5 years previous to that. So, he's got 20 years of experience. He's a Lieutenant of the Bend Police Department, currently." Tarbet says he's looking forward to Lewis' joining the team. He will take over for the retired Brian McNaughton on September 23rd. "Looking forward to having him come on board and moving forward with the Deparment." He called Lewis an excellent coach and mentor, and says he'll be an asset. "He also brings a fresh perspective, which will help propel Redmond Police into the future, with new ideas."
On September 23rd, Lewis replaces Brian McNaughton, who served in the position for the past 10 years and retired last month. He became a Deputy with Deschutes County in 1999, and In 2004, he joined the Bend Police Department, where he became a Lieutenant in 2018.