Lieutenant Duke Roessel is a Washington native and Army veteran. He began his law enforcement career in 2003 with the Washington State Liquor Control Board, after seven years with the Washington State Department of Corrections. He began with Bremerton Police in 2005 as a Patrol Officer. During his career with BPD, he has served as a Field Training Officer, Bike Officer, Narcotics K9 Handler, SWAT Sniper, Active Shooter Response Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and Training Sergeant. He was promoted to Corporal June 2016, and then Sergeant in October 2018.
Duke was promoted to Lieutenant in February 2023, where he serves as an Operations Patrol Lieutenant and the BPD Rangemaster.
He has been married to his wife for over thirty years, has two adult sons, and retired K9 Dusty.