Office of Neighborhoods

Office of Neighborhoods
(l to r) Deputy Bud McCurry, Law Enforcement Embedded Social Worker Jesse Calliham, Deputy Adam Malaby, and Sgt. Ian Huri

Our philosophy is that the communities we serve come first.  The Office of Neighborhoods was created to engage our residents outreach and events in a collaborative effort to make our neighborhoods safer.

Community Outreach
Under the leadership of Sgt. Marty Zelaya, the goal is to expand current crime prevention efforts (such as Neighborhood Watch and 
National Night Out).  Community Outreach also includes:

  • You Are Not Alone - The first new program implemented by the Office of Neighborhoods, YANA is a free service coordinated by Sheriff’s Office volunteers who make regular contact with our county’s elderly and/or shut-in communities through phone and home visits.
  • Community Resource Guide - Working with Fire District 1, Snohomish County Human Services, and students from University of Washington Bothell, we created a guide to local social services for first responders. The guide lists existing resources available in the community, including government, non-profit and faith-based programs. By providing police and emergency medical services this information, we can help people find the social services they need, rather than having them rely on emergency services for continued care.
Homeless Outreach
Under the leadership of Sgt. Ian Huri, the Homeless Outreach team works to identify, locate, and connect with homeless and vulnerable populations in our county. The goal is to foster long-term relationships and break the cycle of homelessness, mental health, and/or chemical dependency in our county. A valuable member of the team is a Law Enforcement Embedded Social Worker who provide an alternative to law enforcement response to communities who have frequent social service needs. Our LEESW Jesse Calliham assists frequent jail utilizers, the homeless, and the mentally ill to find services that will provide the help they need and lessen the likelihood of re-offending, law enforcement contact, or incarceration.