Command Staff

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Erik Scairpon 
Chief of Police

Chief Erik Scairpon began serving as the Chief of Police for the 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. He also serves as a Commissioner for the State Criminal Justice Training Commission and sits on the IACP Computer Crime and Digital Evidence Committee.

Chief Scairpon previously served as a Captain with the Redmond Police Department. Beginning his tenure in 1998, Scairpon rose through the ranks working in various roles with Redmond PD. The Chief attended the Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute for Police. He also 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 over 35 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.

Commander Thomas
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.

Commander Lamoureux
Robert Lamoureux 
Special Operations Commander

Commander Lamoureux started at the Marysville Police Department in March 1986. He has served in several roles, including D.A.R.E. Officer, Bicycle Patrol, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, and Public Information Officer.  He has been the commander of Patrol Operations, Administrative Services, the Office of Professional Services, and Investigations.

He is currently assigned as the Commander of Special Operations, which includes the NITE team, Community Service Officers, Code Enforcement, our Embedded Social Worker team as well as the Marysville Volunteer Program (MVP) 

Commander Lamoureux was a Dean’s Scholar while earning a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration. He graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy, and has also graduated from the Northwest Law Enforcement Command College, completed the FBI-LEEDA Leadership Trilogy, and achieved WSCJTC Executive Certification.  He has received the Chief’s Meritorious Service Award on two occasions and was recently honored as a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.

Adam VermeulenAdam Vermeulen 
Operations Commander

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

Commander Vermeulen's assignments to the Office of Professional Standards include; Recruitment and Hiring Manager, Policy and Procedure, Accreditation, and Training Unit Manager.

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

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Jon Elton
Professional Standards Commander

Commander Jon Elton has been with the Marysville Police Department since 2005. Since joining the department, he has served in several roles, including Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Pro-Act Team Member, General Detective, Property Crime Detective, Hostage Negotiator Assist Team Leader, Emergency Vehicle Operations Sergeant, and Patrol Sergeant.

Commander Elton is assigned to the Office of Professional Standards. This position oversees recruitment and hiring, policy and procedure, accreditation, and training unit manager.

Commander Elton has received several awards while working with the department, including the Officer of the Year Award in 2015, the Chief’s Meritorious Service Award in 2009, and a Certificate of Merit from Everett PD in 2014.