Command Staff

Chief Scairpon

Erik Scairpon - Chief of Police

Chief Erik Scairpon began serving as the Chief of Police for Marysville, WA Police Department in 2020. He works to build public trust and value employees, practice dispersed ethical leadership, help communities recover from mass violence incidents, and ensure under-served crime victims' needs are met.

Chief Scairpon previously served as a Captain with the Redmond Police Department. Since 1998, Scairpon rose through the ranks working in various roles with the Redmond Police Department. Erik Scairpon attended the Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute for Police. He earned a master's degree in Organizational Leadership from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Washington.

Chief Scairpon volunteers his time with Victim Support Services, a statewide crime victims advocacy, education, and awareness non-profit, and participates as a regional leader in the Special Olympics Washington Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Assistant Chief Lawless

Jim Lawless - Assistant Chief of Police

Assistant Chief Lawless started his career with the Key West, Florida Police Department in 1987. A cross-country move in 1995 brought him to the Edmonds, WA Police Department, where he served for 25 years. He started with Marysville PD in March of 2021.

Lawless has a strong law enforcement background spanning more than 33 years in all aspects of law enforcement. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Illinois and is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy (Session 236).  Lawless continues his commitment to higher learning by serving as Associate Faculty for Shoreline Community College Criminal Justice Program.

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Jeff Goldman - Assistant Chief

Assistant Chief of Police Goldman started his career with the Marysville Police Department in August 1989. He started his career in law enforcement as a custody officer before being hired by Marysville PD. 

At Marysville, he worked in various roles before becoming Interim Chief of Police: Patrol Officer, Gang Officer, Detective, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Operations Lieutenant, Operations Commander, and Assistant Chief.

Assistant Chief Goldman attended George C. Wallace College and Everett Community College where he earned a degree in Police Science.

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Mark Thomas - Administrative Commander

Commander Thomas started his law enforcement career at the Marysville Police Department in September 1991. Thomas previously held a variety of assignments including; Bike Patrol, SWAT Team Leader & Commander, Narcotics Detective, FTO, Patrol Sergeant, and Arson Investigation.

He is currently the Commander of the Administrative Division.

Commander Thomas is a member of the Marysville Rotary. He also holds an A.A. in Administration of Justice.

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Wendy Wade - Special Operations Commander

Commander Wade started her career at the Marysville Police Department in July 1990. She has taken on many roles with Marysville PD including Patrol, DARE officer, School Resource Officer, FTO, Patrol Sergeant, Lieutenant for Professional Standards, Commander for Investigations, Training, Recruitment, and Hiring, and Jail. 

Her current assignments include Special Operations, Command Supervision of Code Enforcement, School Resource Officers, SWAT, CNT, K-9, and the Public Information Officer Program, as well as other special duties and projects.

Commander Wade is a member of International Women Leaders in Law Enforcement, as well as a member of Marysville Rotary. She also earned a B.A. in English Education.

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Brad Akau - Operations Commander

Commander Akau started his career with the Marysville Police Department in 1994 but served prior at Honolulu PD for 10 years. In his law enforcement career, he has taken on many different assignments including Investigations, Drug Unit Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Pro-Act Sergeant, SWAT, Lieutenant of Operations, and Operations Commander.

He currently serves the department as the Commander of Patrol Operations, as well as the Marysville Volunteer Program (MVP).

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Robert Lamoureux - Investigations Commander

Commander Lamoureux started at the Marysville Police Department in March 1986. He has served in several roles such as D.A.R.E. Officer, Bicycle Patrol Officer, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Public Information Officer, Operations Commander, and Administrative Services Commander.

He currently serves the department in the Investigation Division, providing Command Supervision of the Investigations Unit. He also is assigned to the Property Crimes Unit and NITE/Pro-Act Team.

Commander Lamoureux was a Dean’s Scholar as he earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration. He also graduated from the FBI National Academy, achieved the WSCJTC Executive Certification, and has been honored with the Chief’s Meritorious Service Award and Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.

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Adam Vermeulen - Acting Professional Standards Unit Commander

Acting Commander Vermeulen started his police career with Lake Stevens Police Department and joined Marysville Police in 2008. Prior to becoming a police officer, he served as Custody Officer for Marysville Jail. His assignments have included patrol, Field Training Officer (FTO), FTO Coordinator, Patrol Sergeant, K9 Sergeant, and Administrative Sergeant.

Acting Commander Vermeulen's new assignment to the Office of Professional Standards includes; Recruitment and Hiring Manager, Policy and Procedure, Accreditation, and Training Unit Manager.

He holds an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement and is a graduate of the Northwest Law Enforcement Command College. He received the department’s Supervisor of the Year Award for 2014 and 2015.