Battle Ground Police Chief Bob Richardson announced the
promotion of Sergeant Kim Armstrong to the rank of Lieutenant at a formal
ceremony held on Monday, July 9.
Kim Armstrong has served in law enforcement for 20 years.
She came to the Battle Ground Police Department in 2004 after serving 4.5 years
with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and another 1.5 years with the Spokane
In her 14 years with the Battle Ground Police Department she
has served as Police Officer, School Resource Officer, and Detective. She was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in
2010, becoming the first female Sergeant in the history of the department. She was named Battle Ground Police Officer
of the Year in 2014 and has been awarded a Meritorious Service Medal and a Commendation
Kim’s contributions to the department and to the community
are significant. She guided the
department through a successful re-accreditation process in 2014 and is in the
process of doing so again this year. She volunteers for several community outreach
programs such as Shop with a Cop, Tip-A-Cop, and other fund raising effort for
“Kim’s career in law enforcement embodies the core values of
the Battle Ground Police Department - integrity, quality service, respect and
accountability,” said Chief Richardson, “It is my honor to promote her to the
rank of Lieutenant.”
With her promotion, Lieutenant Armstrong becomes the first
female Lieutenant and the first officer to rise to the rank of Lieutenant within
the Battle Ground Police Department.
Kim was supported by several family members, friends and
fellow law enforcement officers at the ceremony. Her mother Patty had the honor of pinning the
lieutenant’s badge on her daughter.