August 24, 2020
CVSD Announces New Director of School Safety and Security
City of Liberty Lake Chief of Police to become CVSD’s head of safety with a holistic approach across the district
SPOKANE VALLEY, WA – Central Valley School District (CVSD) hired City of Liberty Lake Chief of Police Brian Asmus for a new position overseeing all safety and security aspects of the district that will begin on September 1, 2020. Asmus is retiring from Liberty Lake after twenty years as its Chief of Police. He has a proven record of accomplishment with 30 years of law enforcement experience as a professional peace officer, has designed and implemented large-scale safety and emergency initiatives. However, most significant in this new position is his community involvement, collaboration, and ability to work with a wide array of constituents.
“We made a promise to our community at the beginning of 2020 that we would add additional security for our district,” said Ben Small, Superintendent for CVSD. “We are pleased to deliver on that promise as Brian Asmus fulfills that role. It is quite clear through his servant leadership and community involvement that he has a huge heart for not only our community, but for kids especially. That is just as important to us as his safety experience.”
Asmus’ children all went through CVSD Schools. He has spent countless hours leading and participating in Special Olympics activities to serve this special population of kids and has volunteered with this organization since 1993. He helped establish the Rotary Club in Liberty Lake and has served as a past president of his club. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Spokane Regional Emergency Communications board and sits on multiple other boards.
“I look forward to working with our entire Central Valley community as we work through safety solutions together,” says Asmus. “I believe that effective safety and security plans must include the very constituents who will be affected by these plans, including students, staff, parents, and community members and groups.”
City of Liberty Lake Mayor Shane Brickner and City Administrator Katy Allen stated that they are extremely grateful for Asmus’ long-term career and dedication to our community. “We are excited to see him excel in this new opportunity with CVSD. This career move is no surprise as he continues to be passionate for making our community and the CVSD community that much better. We are really going to miss having Brian Asmus on board as Chief of Police, but know he will still be a valuable part of our community in this new role at CVSD.”
The City of Liberty Lake is celebrating Asmus with a community retirement parade on August 29, 2-3:00 p.m. The parade will line up on Mission Avenue near Orchard Park going west, will go right on Holl Blvd, then right on Indiana and go past the corner of Indiana and Harvest Parkway. Asmus and his family will be at that corner to receive wishes and thanks for all his years as Liberty Lake's Chief of Police since the City was formed in 2001. There will be a basket for cards near the family and car signs of congratulations are welcome.