Marysville is one of only two Snohomish County cities with its own jail. (Lynnwood is the other.) This is an important component of the city's crime-reducing strategies.
In most nearby cities, people who commit misdemeanor crimes that harm a community's quality of life are given a ticket and a court date and released back into the community. These types of crimes include theft, vandalism, vehicle prowl, possession of drug paraphernalia, trespassing, reckless driving and DUI.
In Marysville, officers arrest these offenders and book them into our jail, meaning immediate consequences for offenders and increased protection for the Marysville community.