(Acting Chief of Police) – Eric Drever
(Acting) Chief of Police Eric Drever entered law enforcement in 1992 as a reserve police officer with the Mukilteo Police Department. In 1994, he was hired by the Tukwila Police Department, where he looks forward to spending the remainder of his law enforcement career. In 1998, he was assigned to the Department’s Anti-Crime Team as a bike officer, and later in 2000, as an Anti-Crime Team narcotics detective. In 2002 he was promoted to sergeant. As a sergeant he supervised in Patrol, the Anti-Crime Team, and the Major Crimes Unit. He was promoted to commander in 2009, and was the Investigations commander for the Department. Chief Drever was promoted to Deputy Chief on August 31, 2018. In October of 2020, was named Acting Chief of Police following the retirement of Chief Bruce Linton.
During Deputy Chief Drever’s career, he has worked on several teams and projects for the Department, including E.V.O.C. (Police Driving) Instructor, the Tukwila Police Explorer Program, Department Historical Committee, and the Departments Crisis Communications Team. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound. He is also a graduate of the University of Washington, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and specialized in the study of deviant behavior.
Deputy Chief Drever prides himself on being an active participant with the communities and organizations that he is involved with, and has volunteered his time with several organizations. He has volunteered as an Executive Board Member of the Tukwila Police Officer’s Guild; Chairman of the Liberty Ridge Homeowners Association; Treasurer – Fraternal Order of Police – Commanders Tukwila; and currently holds the office of President on the Board of Directors for the Pediatric Interim Care Center. He brings his leadership experience from each of these organizations to his daily work and effectively applies this knowledge to the community outreach projects that he is involved with for the City of Tukwila.
Deputy Chief Drever is proud to be a part of the Chief’s shared vision, “A world-class police department delivering professional law enforcement service.” He is committed to the Department and the citizens, providing excellent, professional service and making Tukwila a better place to live, work, and play.