Leadership Team

Interim Chief Daniel O'Neil

Dan O'Neil CommanderDaniel O'Neil began his law enforcement career in 1999 with the City of Auburn. He spent his first three and a half years working primarily graveyard patrol. In 2003, he became a field training officer, which made him responsible for teaching academy graduates the practical application of state law, city ordinance, and department policy and procedures. In 2005, Daniel became a generalist canine handler, working with two separate dogs over 6 years. In July of 2010, Daniel was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, he was assigned to patrol, property crimes, special investigations, and administrative services. Dan was promoted to Commander in March of 2017. Daniel has a Master's Degree in Public Safety Executive Leadership from Saint Cloud State University. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology from Eastern Washington University and an Associate of Arts Degree from Green River College. Daniel has also completed the International Association Chiefs of Police, Leadership in Police Organizations course. Daniel recently completed the Auburn Chamber of Commerce South Puget Sound Leadership Institute. 

Assistant Chief Mark Caillier

Mark Caillier

Acting Chief Mark Caillier has been a police officer since 1991 and was hired by the Auburn Police Department in 1994. Caillier served as a Patrol officer, Major Crimes Detective, Field Training Officer, SWAT Officer and a K9 handler prior to being promoted to Sergeant in 2007. Mark is a past Team Leader for the Valley Civil Disturbance Unit and was a lead supervisor for the Valley Investigations Team. Mark supervised the Major Crimes Unit from January, 2011 to November, 2013 when he was promoted to the rank of Commander. Mark holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Washington State University. He was recently assigned to the Inspection Services/PIO position until he was promoted to Assistant Chief on August 1, 2018. He is currently serving as Acting Chief.


Commander Mike Hirman

Mike HirmanCommander Hirman came to the Auburn Police Department in 1992 after serving with the US Army CID Command. Mike was a patrol officer and a detective for five years and then in 1997 was promoted to Sergeant. He was assigned to patrol and then as the Major Crimes Sergeant until 1999 when he was promoted to the rank of Commander. Mike was a Patrol Commander for two rotations: 1999-2002 and again from 2009-2011. He also served as the Administrative Services Commander from 2002-2005 and as the Jail Commander from 2005-2009. In 2011, Mike has served as the Inspectional Services Commander in charge of internal investigations, grant administration, departmental inspections, and public information officer. In 2014, Commander Hirman took over responsibilities in Investigations.  Mike has also served as the SWAT Commander, has been the department Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) Coordinator since 1997, is currently the department Emergency Management representative.
Mike earned a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Business Management at Metropolitan State University of Denver, is well on his way toward his Masters in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma, and is a graduate of the 235th session of the FBI National Academy.
Mike is a member of the board of directors for the Auburn Downtown Association, is actively involved with Special Olympics, organizing and participating in an annual relay torch run from the Idaho State line to Joint Base Lewis McChord. He enjoys sailing and is an avid runner, having completed 14 marathons, the Coeur d'Alene Ironman Triathlon and several shorter races.

Commander Steve Stocker

Steve StockerCommander Stocker was hired with Auburn Police Department in 1990 and worked as a Patrol Officer for several years.
After his time in Patrol, Steve spent two years assigned to The Outlet Collection. He then spent 5 years as a Major Crimes detective before being promoted to a Major Crimes Sergeant where he worked for 2 years. During his time at the department, Steve has spent a total of 6 years on the SWAT team. After his time in the Major Crimes division, he was rotated to work two years as the training sergeant.
Steve was promoted to the rank of Commander in January, 2007 where he worked 3 years in Admin Services, 3 years in Patrol, and is currently the Investigations Commander which is in charge of Auburn's Crime Scene Response Team. In January of 2017, Steve rotated to Patrol Commander and August of 2018 he became the Commander for Inspectional Services.
In addition to the department's command staff, Steve is also the commander of the Valley Crisis Communications Unit as a negotiator, as well as the commander of the Valley Investigations Team which oversees officer involved shootings in South King County.

Commander Dave Colglazier

Dave ColglazierCommander Colglazier began his law enforcement career in 1993 with the Port of Seattle Police Department, then joining the Auburn Police Department in 1995. Dave spent approximately 3 years in patrol before being assigned to the K9 Unit. Dave and his K9 partner "Bone" patrolled the streets for 6 years together. After Bone's retirement, Dave returned to patrol for a short time until being promoted to Sergeant in 2005.

As a Sergeant, Dave spent 2 years in patrol, 2 years in Investigations to include both Property Crimes and Major Crimes, and 2 years as the Inspectional Services Sergeant handling internal investigations and public information. In 2011, Dave was promoted to the rank of Commander and was assigned to the Patrol Division. As a Commander, Dave has handled administrative duties for K9, Peer Support, Field Training Officers, and SWAT. In September 2014, Commander Colglazier rotated from his duties as a Patrol Commander over to Administrative Services where he manages Accreditation, the Training Unit, Community Programs and Volunteers. Dave earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Washington.

Commander Jamie Douglas

Jamie DouglasCommander Douglas has been a Law Enforcement Officer since 1998. He joined the Auburn Police Department in October, 2000. Jamie has been a member of the Clandestine Drug Lab Unit, a Narcotics K9 Handler with his partner "Gunner", a Motor Officer, Field Training Officer and a Drug Recognition Expert.  In May of 2014, Jamie was promoted to the rank of Sergeant with Auburn PD in the Patrol Division. As a Sergeant, Jamie was also responsible for the Crime Scene Response Team and was also the Field Training Sergeant.  In August 2018, Jamie was promoted to Patrol Commander. Jamie oversees 4 patrol crews, the Bicycle unit, Traffic unit, Parking control, and Animal Control units. Jamie also commands the Civil Disturbance Unit and Field Training Program. Jamie is the Operations Board Vice-Chair for the Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network. In addition to his formal education, Jamie is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and the National Emergency Management Academy.

Records and Evidence Manager - Christine James

Chris JamesChristine James, Police Records Manager, has been with Auburn PD since September 2012. Chris brings 23 years of experience in law enforcement support services. Background includes ten years as a Records Specialist with Port Angeles WA Police Department and 13 years with Clallam County Sheriff's Office in Port Angeles WA as Administrative Assistant, Support Services Supervisor and Administrative Coordinator. Experience includes acting as an Accreditation Assessor for Washington Association of Sheriff's and Police Chiefs; oversight of the property and evidence function of the Sheriff's Office for six years; training and experience in public disclosure laws and processes, and State retention schedules for law enforcement records; Technical Agency Coordinator (TAC) for six years. Chris lives in Auburn and is a member of Soroptimist International of Auburn.


Sergeant James Nordenger

James NordengerSergeant Nordenger started his law enforcement career in 1993 when he became a reserve police officer for the City of Newport in Pend Oreille County. He became a full time officer in 1996 and worked for the citizens of Newport until January, 1999 before he transferred to the Auburn Police Department. While working in the patrol division, Sergeant Nordenger was a sniper and entry team member on the SWAT team. As an officer, James was also a Field Training Officer for several years, an Honor Guard member and is currently a Use of Force/Defensive Tactics instructor. In 2004, Nordenger joined the traffic division as a motorcycle officer before he was promoted to his current rank of Sergeant in July, 2006. Since his promotion, Sergeant Nordenger has been in the Major Crimes Division, the Traffic Unit, Patrol Unit and now currently in Community Programs.
James currently holds a college degree in Criminal Justice, and is a recent graduate of the Leadership Institute of Puget Sound.

Sergeant Brian Williams

Brian WilliamsSergeant Williams has been with department since 1996. He has a B.A. in Sociology from WWU and returns there yearly to help teach criminal procedure and search and seizure classes. He has been assigned to the patrol division (1996-1999), Special Operations Unit (2000-2003), Special Investigations Unit (2003-2006) and was promoted to Sergeant in 2007. Sergeant Williams has been the supervisor for Property Crimes, Special Investigations, Administrative Services and as of September 1st, 2015, he is the newest Sergeant to the Traffic division.
Sergeant Williams was a member of the Civil Disturbance Unit from 1997 to 2000 and the Crime Scene Team from 2008 to 2012. Brian is a department instructor for Emergency Vehicle Operations and Taser Gun Operations. Brian is active with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and has assisted with fundraising for various local charities since 1999. 

Sergeant James Frith

James FrithSergeant Frith has been with the Auburn Police Department since 1997. Before joining the department, he served in the United States Army as a Flight Engineer, and as a Department of the Army Civilian Aircraft Mechanic with the Washington Army National Guard.   

In addition to working patrol, James was a member of the Honor Guard, the Civil Disturbance Unit and the Valley SWAT Team.  He also served as a Narcotics Detective with the Special Investigations Unit and as a Field Training Officer.  Sergeant Frith was promoted in 2010 and has been assigned to Patrol, Property Crimes, and Major Crimes.  James is also a Defensive Tactics Instructor and an Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor.  Sergeant Frith holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Washington University.  He completed the IACP Leadership in Police Organizations course, and is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command class #422. 

Sergeant Jon Thornton

Jon ThorntonSergeant Thornton was hired by the Auburn Police Department in January, 1991. Jon served on the Civil Disturbance Unit (Riot Team) for 10 years. During this time, his squad was involved in the World Trade Organization riots for three days in Downtown Seattle in November, 1999. His squad was the first squad to deploy tear gas during the riots.

In 1995, Jon was selected as part of the Auburn Police Mountain Bicycle Patrol where he spent five years mostly patrolling the Downtown area. In 2002, Jon joined the Valley Regional SWAT Team where his primary duty was as a shield operator. Jon held other duties within team structure such as Armored Vehicle Instructor, Auburn Team Leader and Valley SWAT Assistant Team Leader. Jon was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in June, 2011 where he was assigned to the Patrol Division. On September 1st, 2015, Sergeant Thornton rotated to the Property Crimes division where he will oversee the investigation of auto theft, burglary, fraud and forgery.

Sergeant Tyler Christian

Tyler ChristianSergeant Christian was hired by Auburn Police Department in June, 2002 and currently holds the rank of Sergeant. He is an active member of his department's SWAT team with 8 years experience. He is also one of the department's lead firearms instructors as well as the Range Master. Tyler's other assignments have included Patrol, Civil Disturbance Team, SWAT, Firearms Instructor, M16-AR-15 Armorer, Colt 1911 Armorer, Sig Sauer Armorer and Narcotics Detective. He holds instructor certifications from various organizations to include the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center and the National Rifle Association. Tyler has certifications in handgun, rifle, sub-gun, knife and martial arts. Tyler has graduated from numerous basic and advanced rifle and handgun courses to include: LMS Defense, Tap-Rack Tactical, Trident Concepts, Practical Edge Shooting and Magpul Dynamics. Tyler started training in traditional martial arts in 1999 and currently holds a 1st Degree Black Belt in Shudokan Karate. He has also trained intensely in several other martial arts styles to include: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, Goshin Jitsu and Combatives. Tyler has combined his passion for martial arts and shooting, fusing the physical skills of martial arts with the use of firearms in close quarter defensive scenarios.

Sergeant Sam Betz

Sam BetzSergeant Betz has been with the Auburn Police Department since 2006. While in Patrol, he spent time on the Crime Scene Team, President of the Auburn Police Officer's Association, Auburn Police Guild Executive Board, Valley SWAT Team, and as a K9 handler for a narcotic detection K9. In 2012, Sergeant Betz was assigned to the Special Investigations Unit of the Auburn Police Department as a detective. In 2013, Sergeant Betz was promoted to Sergeant and is currently assigned to the Patrol Division.
Sergeant Betz holds a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA.

Sergeant Andy Clapp

Andy Clapp

Sergeant Andrew Clapp graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Andrew began his career in Law Enforcement in 1996 when he was hired by the Auburn Police Department as a Police Service Specialist.  In 2000, Andrew became a commissioned Auburn Police Officer.  In 2007, he joined the Crime Scene Team specializing in photographing major crime scenes and the same year Andrew became a Field Training Officer.  In 2010, Andrew became a member of the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) staff as an instructor of both driving and Pursuit Immobilization Technique (PIT).

Andrew was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in June 2014 where he currently is assigned to the Patrol Division. Sergeant Clapp proudly calls Auburn his home. 

Sergeant James Hopper

James HopperAfter graduating from North Thurston High School, Sergeant James Hopper served in the United States Army for five years as an intelligence analyst and Arabic linguist.  After military service, he earned a BS degree from Regents College (Albany, NY).  He attended graduate school at Loyola College, Baltimore, MD, earning an M.Ed. in School Counseling.  He worked in public schools for 10 years, and began his police career in 2008.  Since that time, James has been a bicycle officer, field training officer, property crimes detective, and master police officer.  He has been an active member of the Valley Civil Disturbance Unit, participating in annual trainings and crowd control events, such as Seattle's May Day protests. James was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in June 2016 where he is currently assigned to the Patrol Division.

Sergeant Todd Byers

Todd ByersSergeant Byers started his law enforcement career in 1987 when he became a Police Officer for the City of Las Cruces, NM.  He transferred to the Auburn Police Department in November 1996.  While working in the Patrol Division, Sergeant Byers became a Field Training Officer in 1988 and trained several Officers for the Department.  Byers moved to the Traffic Division as a motorcycle Officer and worked in that capacity until early 2000.
In 2000, Sergeant Byers became a TAC Officer at the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission and remained there until 2003 when he returned to the Auburn Police Department Traffic unit.  Byers rotated back to the Patrol Division in January 2014. Sergeant Byers was promoted to Sergeant March of 2017. 


Sergeant Cristian Adams

Cristian Adams Sergeant Adams began his career with the Auburn Police Department November 21, 2005.  He has served as a Detective, Defensive Tactics Instructor and Field Training Officer during those 12 years. 

He was promoted to Sergeant on July 1, 2017 where he is currently assigned to the patrol division.


Sergeant Shaun Feero

Shaun Feero Sergeant Shaun Feero has been with the Auburn Police Department since 2007.  Prior to that, he was a police officer with the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska from 2005-2007 after attending the Alaska State Trooper Academy.  Officer Feero graduated from American Military University with a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and additionally received a Graduate Certificate in Executive Law Enforcement Leadership at AMU after attaining undergraduate degrees from Portland State University and the Community College of the Air Force.  While in patrol, Sergeant Feero spent time on the Crime Scene Team, was part of the Auburn Police Guild Executive Board, Valley SWAT Team, Valley Civil Disturbance Unit, Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Bicycle Unit, and was recognized as a Master Police Officer (MPO) in 2016.  He is currently part of the APD Honor Guard. Officer Feero is Auburn PD’s Military Liaison, providing resources to veterans and keeping the APD administration appraised of current reserve and guard commitments.  Officer Feero is also a Master Sergeant serving in the Air Force Reserve as a First Sergeant in the 446th Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Officer Feero will be promoted to the rank of Police Sergeant at the Auburn Police Department in August of 2018.  Officer Feero resides in Bonney Lake, Washington, and is blessed to be married to his beautiful wife, Victoria and enjoys every day with his two sons, Wesson and Colt.

Sergeant Josh Matt 

Josh MattSergeant Josh Matt started his career as a patrol officer with the Auburn Police Department in March of 2007.  While in patrol he was part of the Crime Scene Response Team, Valley Civil Disturbance Unit, and was a Field Training Officer.  In 2013 Sergeant Matt was assigned to the property crimes unit as a  detective specializing in burglary and arson investigations.  In 2015 he moved to the major crimes unit and became a part of the Valley Investigations Team.  In 2017 Josh was assigned to investigate cold-case homicides and long-term missing persons cases.  Sergeant Matt was selected to receive training to be a certified fitness instructor and provides support to officers in fitness and nutrition.  Sergeant Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Washington.  Josh has been a life-long Auburn resident and is proud to raise his family in the community. 

Sergeant Brandon Skeen 

Brandon SkeenSergeant Skeen has been with the Auburn Police Department since 2008.  Before joining the department, he was active duty Army for 4.5 years as a combat medic, and completed one deployment to Iraq in 2007.  Brandon has been a member of the civil disturbance unit, a field training officer, Auburn Police Guild Executive Board member, master police officer, and member of the Valley Regional SWAT Team.  In August 2018, Brandon was promoted to the rank of sergeant with the Auburn PD.  Brandon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Southern New Hampshire University.

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