Chiefs Message

Rob Martin

It is an honor to serve as Chief of the Stanwood Police Department. Whether you are a Stanwood resident or a visitor to our beautiful city, we hope you have a safe and enjoyable experience.   

The City of Stanwood contracts with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services.  I joined the department as Chief in January of 2020 and have been pleased to find a group of very dedicated and talented individuals.  The men and women who are assigned to the Stanwood Police Department care greatly for this community and the safety of those who live and visit here.  

We are personally invested and involved in the community. We all take it personally when someone is victimized in our community and are passionate about making those responsible accountable for their crimes. We hold ourselves to very high standards and we pride ourselves on maintaining excellent training, professional development, and competency.  We enjoy tremendous support from you, our citizens, and we appreciate it. I am a strong believer in providing quality and ethical service to the community and I can assure you that philosophy is shared throughout our department. We consider it a privilege that you have entrusted us with the care of this community and we do not take that responsibility lightly.

Nobility in Public Safety is achieved when our actions are centered on service, justice and fundamental fairness; never forgetting that our actions can have an instant impact on others for a lifetime, and even a community for generations. I am honored to serve as the Chief, proud of our team, and take the responsibility of keeping Stanwood safe with earnest intent. Our team philosophy, coupled with the progressive and professional manner in which we deal with community challenges, will assure Stanwood continues to be a safe and prosperous community for many years to come.


Chief Martin