Eatonville councill approves police chief's contract

Eatonville Police Chief Jason Laliberte has signed on for another four years as the town’s top cop — literally.

The Eatonville Town Council approved an employment agreement with Laliberte that will see him stay on as the town’s police chief through June 7, 2026. The contract includes an annual salary of $140,000, as well as an annual cost of living adjustment of not less than 2 percent, starting on Jan. 1, 2023.

Mayor David Baublits signed the contract on the spot during the March 14 meeting, as did Laliberte.

“You can’t leave now,” the mayor joked.

The other ordinance passed at the meeting was also related to law enforcement. The council authorized a contract with SecuraMax for two more body cameras for the Eatonville Police Department.

Last summer, the council authorized a contract with the company for the purchase, software service and hosting of four body cameras for five years. The new agreement authorizes the same for two additional body cameras at a cost of $110 per month, according to the contract.


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