Prosser to appoint new police chief tomorrow

A former Drug Enforcement Administration agent will officially be the new leader of the Prosser Police Department starting tomorrow night.

The Prosser City Council is expected to appoint David Giles as the city's new police chief tomorrow.

Giles worked with the DEA for more than 20 years in Yakima, Washington, D.C. and Des Moines, Iowa.

He was also a police officer in Illinois and Florida, and he has a Master's Degree in criminal justice.

Sgt. John Markus has been the interim chief in Prosser since June, when previous police chief Pat McCullough retired.

Prosser's mayor Paul Warden, says Giles got the job because of his extensive law enforcement background at both the local and federal levels.