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Bellingham’s police chief a ‘great fit’ for city

Law enforcement's reputation has improved since 'defund' movement, Mertzig says

Rebecca Mertzig took over as Bellingham's police chief in June 2022. "She’s a strong
Rebecca Mertzig took over as Bellingham's police chief in June 2022. "She’s a strong (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Bellingham Police Chief Rebecca Mertzig took over a short-staffed department that was confronting hi

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