The City of Stanwood contracts for law enforcement services through the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The contract is identified as a "stand alone" contract, which allows the City of Stanwood to maintain its own police identity to include policies and procedures that meet unique small city needs. All uniforms and vehicles are identified as Stanwood Police and we provide services to the city population of approximately 7,070.
One Police Chief with the rank of Lieutenant with the Sheriff’s Office
Two Sergeants providing supervision for day and night operations
Six Patrol Deputies to cover 7 days a week, 24 hours a day; mandatory staffing requires a minimum of one Deputy on duty at all times
One School Resource Officer; the costs are shared between the City and the school district
Two Administrative Records Specialist employed by the City of Stanwood