Sergeant Patrick Bloomer Named 
 Spokane Valley Police Department’s 2024 Deputy of the Year 

This week, Spokane Valley Police Sergeant Patrick Bloomer was named 2024 Deputy of the Year and received awards from the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and Spokane Lilac Festival Association.  We are incredibly proud of Sergeant Bloomer’s professionalism and unwavering commitment to serving the Citizens of the City of Spokane Valley.   


Sergeant Bloomer began his law enforcement career with the Orville Police Department in 1993.  There, he served in several positions and achieved the rank of Sergeant.    
 He joined the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office as a Lateral Deputy in 2001 and has served in many roles, including Patrol, Search and Rescue, Marine Enforcement, the Spokane Regional Air Support Unit, and the Crisis Negotiation Team. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2013 and assigned to the Patrol Division and, later, the Detective Division as a Property and Drug Crimes Investigator.     

In 2016, he achieved the rank of Sergeant and was assigned as a nightshift Patrol Supervisor. A year later, Sergeant Bloomer was selected to lead the Spokane Valley Investigative Unit (SVIU), where he remained until earlier this year when he chose to return to the Patrol Division as a Shift Supervisor.

During his tenure at the Spokane Valley Investigative Unit (SVIU), Sergeant Bloomer’s team excelled in property and drug investigations.  Their efforts led to numerous substantial narcotics investigations, resulting in Federal Charges.  They also recovered over 3.5 million dollars in stolen property and other criminal proceeds, reuniting numerous victims with their stolen property/valuables.    

Sergeant Bloomer has been recognized on several other occasions, including the Sheriff’s Star Award, Life Saving Award, Washington State Boating Educator of the Year, two Unit Merit Awards, and three Citations of Merit.    

In addition to his supervisory role in the Patrol Division, Sergeant Bloomer also supervises the Crisis Negotiation Team, which seeks to de-escalate and safely resolve a multitude of dangerous and unpredictable situations.  

“Sergeant Bloomer is an exemplary supervisor and employee who serves the City of Spokane Valley and its Citizens with honor and professionalism.  His wealth of knowledge, attention to detail, work ethic, and leadership are praiseworthy and an example to be followed,” said Spokane Valley Police Chief David Ellis.      

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