The Lake Stevens Police Department started serving the citizens of Lake Stevens in 1960 under the direction of the sole-lawman Chief Shorty Countryman, when Lake Stevens was less than 1 square mile. Today, the city spans over 9 square miles and department has over 40 full-time employees.
Lake Stevens Police Department is an accredited agency by Washington State Police and Sheriff’s Association
Lake Stevens Police Department received the FBI-LEEDA’s Department Trilogy Award in 2020 as the entire command staff successfully completed FBI-LEEDA's Supervisor Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute and Executive Leadership Institute courses.
You will find four divisions within the police department: Office of the Chief, Operations, Support Services, and Administration. The agency also oversees and coordinates the City of Lake Stevens’ Emergency Management.
LSPD COMMAND STAFF
John Dyer, Chief of Police
Jessica Dreher, Administrative Assistant - Supports Command Staff
Julie Ubert, Administrative Manager - Oversees Administration Division and Records
Ron Brooks, Operations Commander - Oversees Operations Division - Patrol
Jeffrey Beazizo, Support Service Commander - Oversees Support Services, Investigations and Emergency Management
- 33 Commissioned Officers
- (2) Commanders
- (6) Sergeants
- (5) Corporals
- (12) Patrol Officers
- (3) Detectives
- (1) K-9 Narcotics Handler
- (2) School Resource Officers
- (1) Traffic Officer
- 8 Limited Commissioned / Civilian Employees
- Administrative Manager
- Administrative Assistant
- (1) Police Support Officer
- (4) Records Specialist
- (1) Evidence Technician
LSPD depends on the department’s volunteer program made up of Police Explorers, Citizen's Patrol, Emergency Management, and VIPS (Volunteers In Police Services) who are dedicated to serving the citizens of Lake Stevens.