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Welcome to 2022, we'll be there for the community.

Your department is currently operating with policy and a response philosophy in line with the Washington State law enforcement reforms of 2021. If you call for police service, we will respond and assess how we can best contribute to positive solutions to community problems. During the legislative off-season, we've been working with our state lawmakers to educate them on impacts to community safety stemming from legislative changes. Read the WASPC pre-session statement to understand what's essential for your Community's security and our outlook on police reform in Washington State.

In June of 2021, we achieved certification from the CJTC that all of our operations staff have received their required crisis intervention training. We are currently prioritizing the patrol tactics training as our next training priority.

In 2022, we have refocused our goals. We will continue to work tirelessly on improving community safety & reducing crime. At the same time, we'll be working to enhance our community engagement and interactions the best that we can in light of the continuing public health challenges. We continue to transition to an in-house embedded social worker program. In January 2022, we hired an in-house MHP that we previously contracted with through a successful partnership with Snohomish County Human Services. By bringing this employee in-house, we'll better be able to serve our community's needs and work as responsible stewards of our precious community resources. We serve as the host agency for the collaborative $262,500 grant funding for embedded mental health crisis responders in Marysville, Tulalip, Arlington, and Lake Stevens. We continue to be grateful to the State and WASPC for awarding this grant to our region.

We are building your police department of the future here in Marysville, WA. We have our new public safety building and municipal jail move ahead of us in the first half of 2022. Our other department goals have us focused on improving staff safety, wellness, and training, the retention of current staff, and the recruiting of new employees. 2022 serves as another foundational year for us to develop our future leaders in the agency and prepare for a State Accreditation process in 2023.

Your department will always focus on the six pillars of 21st century policing. These pillars include building trust and legitimacy, policy and oversight, technology and social media, community policing and crime reduction, training and education, and officer wellness and safety.

We've accomplished outstanding work in these areas. Our community has increased police transparency through participating in the FBI's national force reporting structure and enhancing our professional standards practices. We've also established a new policy manual available to the public. The manual includes a biased-based policing policy, addresses potential impeachment disclosure, and consists of a policy and procedure on addressing hate crimes. Our department continuously seeks to modernize policy and practices to prepare for Washington State accreditation.

We'll continue to remain responsive to our Community and stakeholders and are focused on providing professional policing services you can rely on. We welcome all compliments and complaints. Thank you for the trust you place in us to serve our Community. Yours in continued service,

  • Chief Erik Scairpon
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