Snohomish County Sheriff's Office - a message from Sheriff Ty Trenary
Sheriff Ty Trenary

Office of Neighborhoods

Our philosophy is that the communities we serve come first. Last February, I created the Office of Neighborhoods to engage our residents outreach and events in a collaborative effort to make our neighborhoods safer.  The vision for this new unit was to expand on current crime prevention efforts (such as Neighborhood Watch and National Night Out), as well as create new programs and initiatives.

Under the leadership of Sgt. Ian Huri, Deputy Bud McCurry, and Deputy Adam Malaby, this unit has been busy working to identify, locate, and connect with homeless and vulnerable populations in our county. Their work is fostering long-term relationships and preventing future emergency calls. Similar to other programs in Santa Monica, Calif. and Madison, Wisc., the goal is to break the cycle of homelessness, mental health, and/or chemical dependency in our county.

The unit has also been busy with other initiatives, including:

  • 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 - We partnered with Fire District 1, Snohomish County Human Services, and students from University of Washington Bothell to create 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.
  • Law Enforcement Embedded Social Worker - The Sheriff’s Office and Human Services launched a one-year pilot program to provide an alternative to law enforcement response to communities who have frequent social service needs. Our new Law Enforcement Embedded Social Worker (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 reoffending, law enforcement contact, or incarceration. 
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions about the Office of Neighborhoods or anything else going on in your community.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Sheriff Ty Trenary

Crime Prevention Newsletter

The Sheriff's Office "Partners in Crime Prevention" newsletter is a bi-monthly publication that provides practical information for our communities to help prevent crime and improve public safety.

Check out this month's newsletter which looks at the Law Enforcement Embedded Social Worker (mentioned above) as part of our new approach to crime prevention and connecting our county's most vulnerable with the services they need.

Partners in Crime Prevention

News & Events


Silvertips Local Heroes Night

7:05 PM, January 30, 2016

Sultan engages students with DUI enactments

(10/6/2015 - Monroe Monitor)
Sultan HS students watched one of their classmates get arrested last week - twice in one day. Fortunately, the student didn't have to go to jail. The mock arrest was part of a DUI enactment. 

Detectives working to ID remains found in 1979 on Spencer Island

(9/21/2015 - Everett Herald)
The man's been called John Doe for 36 years.  His remains were found near Everett on January 3, 1979. Now the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is launching a new effort to identify the man — and others in cold cases involving unidentified human remains. 

Sheriff's deputies practice annual training in how to end car chases

(9/19/2015 - Everett Herald)
Every year, Snohomish County sheriff's deputies must undergo refresher training on the PIT maneuver, also known as a pursuit intervention technique. It involves a targeted tap from a patrol car to the back bumper of a fleeing vehicle, designed to make the other driver lose control.

Clarence Robertson volunteered for 56 years as a reserve deputy

(8/31/2015 - Everett Herald)
Reserve Deputy Clarence Robertson served Snohomish County for 56 years until his death in August.  

School Bus Safety
When to stop for a school bus (image courtesy City of Bellevue Transportation Department)

Safety Tip of the Season

School Bus Safety

We have had numerous complaints about drivers passing school buses while children are unloading, speeding through school zones, and refusing to yield at crosswalks.

For the sake of our county's kids, please slow down in school zones. Never pass a bus that is stopped to load or unload children (if the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, drivers must stop). And take extra caution at crosswalks, especially when children are crossing.

By taking a little extra time and care, we can all do our part to ensure the safety of our community's youngest residents.

Find more safety tips and resources on our website.

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