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PRESS RELEASE: David Flynn Named Superintendent at Cedar Creek Corrections Center

Released March 30, 2018

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Superintendent David Flynn (DOC Communications)

TUMWATER – David Flynn has been appointed by Assistant Secretary Robert Herzog as the superintendent of Cedar Creek Corrections Center in Littlerock, Washington effective Monday, April 2, 2018.

Flynn has most recently served as the agency’s security and emergency management administrator. He began his corrections career in 1993 as a correctional officer at McNeil Island Corrections Center (MICC). During his 16 years at McNeil Island, he promoted through the ranks of correctional sergeant, correctional lieutenant, and correctional captain. While at McNeil Island, he also served as the Emergency Response Team (ERT) leader and the Inmate Recovery Team (IRT) leader.

In 2009, Flynn accepted the correctional captain position at Cedar Creek Corrections Center. During the following year, he was appointed to associate superintendent at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor, Washington. Flynn was instrumental in the development of procedures and processes to enhance facility safety and security. He also devoted focus to improving the living environment of the inmates.

In 2016, Flynn was appointed to Headquarters as an administrator and coordinator of operations where he worked closely with all divisions of the agency.

“Dave is uniquely positioned to serve as the superintendent of Cedar Creek due to his valuable previous experience as the facility’s correctional captain,” said Herzog. “Additionally, he has earned a wealth of knowledge and experience during his 24 years of work in the Washington Department of Corrections. He has a great deal of experience in the realm of emergency response and security operations, and has a strong background in custody and security. He has been influential in numerous physical plant improvements through capital and facility projects at each of the prisons for which he has had oversight. He also cares about the staff as they carry out the rigors of daily public safety service.”

Flynn is a veteran of the U.S. Army and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Saint Martin’s University, graduating Magna Cum Laude.