The Lake Stevens Police Department started serving the citizens of Lake Stevens in 1960 under the direction of the sole-lawman Chief Shorty Countryman when Lake Stevens was less than 1 square mile. Today, the city spans over 9 square miles and the department has over 40 full-time employees.
Lake Stevens Police Department is an accredited agency by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.
Lake Stevens Police Department received the FBI-LEEDA’s Department Trilogy Award in 2020 as the entire command staff successfully completed FBI-LEEDA's Supervisor Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute, and Executive Leadership Institute courses.
LSPD COMMAND STAFF
Jessica Dreher, Administrative Assistant - Supports Command Staff
Julie Ubert, Administrative Manager - Oversees Administration Division and Records
- Oversees Operations Division, Support Services Division, and Office of Professional Standards
Dean Thomas, Operations Commander - Oversees Patrol
37 Commissioned Officers
- (1) Deputy Chief
- (1) Commander
- (6) Sergeants
- (5) Corporals
- (16) Patrol Officers
- (3) Detectives
- (1) K-9 Narcotics Handler
- (2) School Resource Officers
- (1) Traffic Officer
9 Limited Commissioned / Civilian Employees
- Administrative Manager
- Administrative Assistant
- (1) Community Service Officer
- (1) Records Supervisor
- (4) Records Specialist
- (1) Evidence Technician
LSPD depends on the department’s volunteer program made up of Police Explorers, Citizen's Patrol, and VIPS (Volunteers In Police Services) who are dedicated to serving the citizens of Lake Stevens.