Chief Dave Ellis started his law enforcement career with the Post Falls Police Department in 1998. During that time, he worked as a patrol officer, Field Training Officer, and as a member of the SWAT team. He was awarded the Officer of the Year award in 2000.
In 2002, Chief Ellis joined the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. During that time, he has worked as a Patrol Deputy, Detective, Sergeant, Chief Criminal Deputy, and Undersheriff overseeing all aspects of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
During his career with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, he has been awarded the Life Saving Medal, Unit Merit award, and the Sheriff’s Star award.
Chief Ellis also serves as the Vice President for the Airborne Public Safety Association and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.