Sunnyside selects new police chief

Sunnyside selects new police chief »Play Video
SUNNYSIDE, Wash. -- Sunnyside has its next police chief. Albert Escalera will start his new position after he passes a background check.

Escalera is a captain with the West Richland Police Department. Before that, he retired from the Washington State Patrol with 30 years of experience.

KIMA spoke with him earlier this week about what he would add to the city.

"I want to bring some stability, some accountability, and I want to bring some solid leadership and some collaboration," said Escalera.

Escalera is expected to start the job May 1.