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Seattle Police Captain Steve Paulsen is leaving West Seattle, being transferred to the South Precinct, effective January 2nd. The man he replaced in 2010, Captain Joe Kessler will come back to the Commander's job at the Southwest Precinct on Delridge Way.

Cpt. Steve Paulsen transferred to South Precinct; Cpt. Joe Kessler returning to West Seattle

Captain Steve Paulsen, who has been the Southwest Precinct Commander for the Seattle Police Department shared the news today that he is being transferred to the South Precinct, effective January 2. Paulsen has been in the job here since 2010.

Coming back to the precinct is the man Paulsen replaced, Captain Joe Kessler.

The West Seattle Herald covered that transition here.

Paulsen said, "On January 2nd, I will be transferring from the Southwest Precinct to the South Precinct. Captain Joe Kessler is returning back to West Seattle as your precinct captain – West Seattle is very fortunate to get Joe back!. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the both of you over the years. Thank you for everything you have done to make West Seattle a better place to live. I am going to miss my West Seattle folks a lot."