Sheriff King has been a law enforcement officer in Clallam County since 1995. He began his career as a Reserve Police Officer for the Forks Police Department. In 1996 he was hired as tribal police officer in La Push where he achieved the rank of sergeant. In 1999 he was hired as a police officer for the Forks Police Department where he served as patrol officer, school resource officer, K-9 officer until becoming a deputy for the Clallam County Sheriff's Office in 2001.
Sheriff King is a class of 1993 Forks High School graduate. He received his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Peninsula College in 1995 prior to attending Washington State University's Social Science Bachelor’s program. Sheriff King held the ranks of patrol deputy, detective, and sergeant before being appointed to Chief Criminal Deputy by former Sheriff Benedict in 2015. In 2017 Sheriff King graduated from the #267 FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Sheriff King served as Chief Criminal Deputy and Commander of the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team (OPNET) until assuming the Office of the Sheriff in 2023.
Sheriff King lives in Port Angeles with his wife, Brenda, an assistant school principal. They have two adult children and one grandchild.