Bonney Lake Police Officer Nathan Alvord has been with the department since November 2011.
At the Dec. 9 Bonney Lake City Council meeting, Alvord was sworn in as the department’s Community Service Officer.
Alvord got his start in the Reserve Academy and graduated in April 2012.
After graduating, he said, Alvord started working patrol with the supervision of a Field Training Officer.
Once he had the required number of hours worked under supervision, Alvord had a successful review and started working patrol on his own.“My goal has always been to gain a career in the law enforcement field,” Alvord said.
As the Community Service Officer, Alvord is in charge of court security, prisoner transports and community events.
He said he is also the coordinator for electronic monitoring, police volunteers and radar trailer deployment.
Alvord said when it comes to what his favorite part about being the Community Service Officer is, he isn’t sure “because every aspect of the job is enlightening.”
He added, however, one of his favorite parts is working with the public.
“It seems police get such a negative image because usually when citizens interact with the police it is due to a problem that has occurred,” he said. “When working the community events we host we try to instill a positive image of police.”
When Alvord isn’t working for the department, he said he enjoys the outdoors.
He said his hobbies are hunting, fishing, camping and hiking.