Aaron Elton

Police Department
Title: Lieutenant

Lieutenant Aaron Elton started his law enforcement career as a reserve Deputy with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s office in January of 1997. He took a position with the Suquamish Police Department in 1999. In 2000, he lateralled to the Bremerton Police Department where he worked in the Patrol Division until 2003. While in Patrol, he was a defensive tactics instructor and bicycle patrol officer.  

Lt. Elton was selected to the Special Operations Group (SOG) in 2003 where he served as a detective for nearly 5 years. He was able to work on many state, local and federal narcotics cases while assigned to SOG. He returned to Patrol where he gained the designation as a Master Patrol Officer by attaining a set combination of criteria that comes with experience and continuing education. He returned to SOG for another five years. Just before he returned to Patrol in 2017, he was promoted to Corporal, becoming the first Corporal promoted to the newly created position in BPD history.  

He served Patrol as a Corporal until he was promoted to Sergeant in September of 2016. He was then a patrol team supervisor until he was assigned as the supervisor of the General Investigations Unit (GIU). He served in that capacity for almost a year before he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in August 2018. Lt. Elton is the lieutenant for the gold squads supervising 3 sergeants, 3 corporals, an analyst, and the Directed Enforcement Team (DET) consisting of two officers. He is in charge of the training program, patrol vehicle fleet, and Intelligence Lead Policing program (ILP), among other ancillary duties.  

Aaron is a military veteran and most importantly, Aaron was born and raised in the Kitsap community where he serves and lives with his wife. They have three children, as well as three grandchildren.     

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