Lieutenant Aaron Elton was born and raised in Bremerton, Washington, and has over 25 years of law enforcement experience. He began his law enforcement career with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office as a reserve deputy in 1997. Aaron then worked for the Suquamish Police Department from 1999 until July 2000, when he was hired with the Bremerton Police Department. His law enforcement experience includes time as a patrol officer, bicycle officer, detective, and force tactics instructor.
Aaron has also served the department as a Crisis Negotiator while working as a patrol officer. He served almost ten years between two assignments as a detective with the Special Operations Group before promoting to Corporal in July 2016 and then Sergeant in September 2016. He worked as a swing and graveyard patrol supervisor. Aaron then served as the General Investigations Unit Sergeant for a year before being promoted to Lieutenant of Patrol Operations in August 2018.
Aaron provides oversight of the gold team in the Patrol division, while Lt. Byers manages the blue team. Aaron supervises the Directed Enforcement Team and the analyst. Lt. Elton also manages the training program, the patrol vehicle fleet, in-car computers, and portable radios for the Bremerton Police Department. He has managed the Axon body and car camera implementation, which started in December 2021.
Lieutenant Elton has been married to his wife since 2000, and they have three children. He is also a military veteran.