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Lieutenant Jason Toner Selected as New Stanwood Police Chief
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2022
CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263
STANWOOD, Wash. – The Snohomish County Sheriff ‘s Office and the Stanwood Police Department announce Lieutenant Jason Toner as the new Stanwood Police Chief.
The appointment, beginning June 1, comes after Police Chief Rebecca Lewis was selected as Bellingham Police Department’s Chief of Police.
Lt. Toner has served in many roles during his 15-year career at the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, including as a master patrol deputy, school resource officer, field training officer, explorer advisor and has worked for the cities of Snohomish and Gold Bar. In 2017, he was promoted to sergeant and worked for the city of Stanwood for 2.5 years. In 2021, Jason was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and most recently served as the Sheriff’s Office Watch Commander. In addition, Lt. Toner has spent the last eight years as a volunteer coach for youth sports teams in Stanwood.
“I am looking forward to returning to the city of Stanwood and having the opportunity to serve our residents as the chief of police,” Lt. Toner said. “I am fortunate to call Stanwood my home for nearly a decade and I am excited to continue building relationships between law enforcement and our community. Public safety will always be our top priority and we are committed to providing professional and dedicated law enforcement services to our residents.”
“I have followed Lt. Toner’s career in law enforcement and have high regards for his integrity and ability,” said Mayor Sid Roberts. “I’m confident Lt. Toner will be an excellent chief of police for Stanwood.”
Lt. Toner has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in criminal justice.