The Mukilteo City Council has unanimously approved Mayor Jennifer Gregerson’s appointment of Linda Forst to serve a six-year term on the City’s Civil Service Commission.
“We are so fortunate to have seasoned professionals like Linda, who are committed to our community and looking for ways to contribute back,” said Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. “Linda brings decades of police experience that will ensure our civil service rules are fairly and impartially applied.”
Linda Forst served in the Police Services Department for the City of Boca Raton, Florida for nearly 20 years, rising through the ranks from a patrol officer to the rank of captain. She was the first woman to achieve the ranks of sergeant, lieutenant and captain in the department’s history. Dr. Forst earned her doctorate in adult education from Florida Atlantic University and has spent the last 15 years as a community college instructor, now serving as a program chair at Shoreline Community College. She loves the Pacific Northwest, spending time with her daughters, and competing in running races, triathlons, and organized bike rides including the infamous Seattle to Portland Classic.
“I am so honored to have this opportunity to give back to our community, especially to the brave women and men who keep our city safe every day,” said Dr. Linda Forst.
Captain Forst is the author of three policing textbooks used in colleges throughout the nation.
The Civil Service Commission is composed of three members who are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The Commission is responsible for adopting and enforcing civil service rules and regulations as required by state law and city ordinance. Civil service rules govern the employment of Mukilteo’s police officers and firefighters.