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Media & The Press
The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is committed to responding to media requests as quickly as possible, without jeopardizing the accuracy of information.

Public Information Officer (PIO)
The lead PIO for the Sheriff's Office is Director of Communications Shari Ireton. Lieutenants may serve in the PIO role on weekends and when the director of communications is not available. The on-duty PIO can be reached for breaking news inquiries at all hours via the media line at 425-249-6263. For non-breaking news stories, contact the director of communications.

Information about active events or ongoing incidents may also be posted on the Sheriff's Office official Twitter account.

Public Records Requests
In an effort to maintain compliance with the requirements of the Public Records Act and relevant Washington State Public Records laws, requests for copies of police reports, or information beyond the scope of the information provided by the PIO, should be made to our Public Records Unit.

Information the PIO Won't Typically Release
  • Booking photos (“mug shots”) or other inmate information restricted per RCW 70.48.100 unless it is to assist our agency in conducting an active investigation.
  • Evidence information that could adversely affect a court proceeding.
  • Identity of deceased persons before official notification from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office.
  • Identity of juveniles (individuals under 18 years of age).
  • Information which may compromise an investigation or jeopardize the safety of agency personnel.
  • Previous criminal history information of any person.
  • Status of persons turned over to medical or mental health facilities, or Child Protective Services.
  • Victim or witness identities.
  1. Sheriff's Office Searches for Woman Who Fell Over Falls

    MONROE, Wash. – The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit responded last night to search for a 22 year-old Monroe woman who fell over the falls at Cedar Ponds Lake, which is south of SR2 off Dagger Lk Rd. Additional Info...
  2. Sheriff’s Office Detectives Seek the Public’s Help to Identify Suspect in 1987 Double Homicide Cold

    EVERETT, Wash. – Detectives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a 1987 double homicide cold case. Additional Info...
  3. Snohomish County Communities Celebrate Launch of North County Office of Neighborhoods Unit, New Coun

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. – Today, leaders from across Snohomish County officially launched the North County unit of the Office of Neighborhoods and touted the recent passage of a nuisance property ordinance at a press conference in the Lakewood/Smokey Point area Additional Info...
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