Ms. Linda Pillo
Linda Pillo is a 25-year veteran of the Bellevue (WA) Police Department. She began her law enforcement career in 1979 as a police officer on Mercer Island, Washington, where she also served as a detective. In 1986, she joined Bellevue's department, where she became a captain in 1996 and a major in 2000. In 2004, she was promoted to deputy chief in charge of operations and, three years later, became the deputy chief for support services. In the spring of 2007 she was appointed chief of police. Commissioner Pillo graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Washington State University, and has completed advanced training at the FBI National Academy. The Bellevue Police Department has been CALEA Law Enforcement Accredited since March 2005.