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Nelson Beazley Joins Sheriff’s Office Command Staff


CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, 425-388-3377, Media line:  425-249-6263

EVERETT, Wash. – The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that Nelson Beazley has accepted the position of Bureau Chief.  His first day with the Sheriff’s Office is today and his formal swearing-in ceremony will be announced at a later date. Chief Beazley will serve as the Sheriff’s Office Bureau Chief of Operations which includes patrol services for all precincts and contract cities.

“Chief Beazley brings with him years of experience from working in the field, as well as his invaluable leadership skills,” said Sheriff Ty Trenary.  “The Sheriff’s Office is fortunate to have him join our agency.”

Chief Beazley most recently served as the Chief of Police for the City of Arlington.  Prior to that, he worked for 32 years with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department in California.  He started his career in patrol, and served as a field training officer, search and rescue team member, and worked in the Boating Enforcement Unit and Vice-Intelligence Unit.  Chief Beazley also served as supervisor for patrol area property crimes, the training and crime prevention units, as well as watch commander, patrol area commander, community and youth services commander and emergency services commander.  When he was promoted to captain, he oversaw the detective bureau and operations support bureau.

Chief Beazley is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Senior Management Institute for Policing.

After retiring from FCSD, Chief Beazley and his wife moved to Snohomish County to be closer to family in the Seattle area. 

Chief Beazley said he is looking forward to joining the Sheriff’s Office and working with Command Staff to help shape the future of the agency. 

 “I think it’s a great organization with dedicated employees,” he said. “It’s an exciting opportunity to be a part of the changes the Sheriff wants to make in providing services to the community as well as setting the course for the future of the department.”