Office of the Chief
The Office of the Chief provides general management, direction, and control for the entire department. The Office of the Chief oversees the department's strategic plan, partnerships, and hiring.
Chief Jeffrey Beazizo grew up in Skagit County, Washington. He was hired by the Washington State Patrol (WSP) in June 1990 as a Communications Officer then hired in March 1992 as a Trooper Cadet.
He was commissioned in 1993 as a Trooper. During his career, he received the honor of being named WSP District VII Trooper of the Year in 1998, 2001, and 2002. He received the WSP Award of Merit in 2000 for saving the life of an individual who set themself on fire.
He was promoted through the ranks, rising to the rank of Lieutenant in Snohomish County before retiring in 2015 after serving 25 years. He also served as the Assistant Commander for the WSP's Rapid Deployment Force providing border security during the 2010 Olympics and responded to numerous protests, community events, and Presidential Security Details.
After his retirement from WSP, he served with the Monroe Public Schools from 2015-2017 as Safety/Risk Management Officer at the K-12 school district focusing on school safety, security, and emergency preparedness.
On May 8, 2017, Chief Beazizo was hired by the department as the Support Services Division Commander. He was promoted to Deputy Chief on May 1, 2021, overseeing Support Services Division (Investigations Unit, Traffic, Marine, Evidence, Police Support Services, and School Resource Officers) and Operations Division (Patrol). Chief Beazizo was the Public Information Officer and oversaw the Department’s Fleet, Training, Office of Professional Standards, and the City of Lake Stevens’ Emergency Management.
During his tenure with LSPD, Chief Beazizo received the Chief’s Leadership Award in 2017 and FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award in 2020. Chief Beazizo attended the University of Charleston West Virginia’s Organizational Leadership Program and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership in December 2021.
Chief Beazizo has lived in Lake Stevens since 2001, is married to his beautiful wife Heidi, and they have three wonderful children.
Jessica Dreher is currently the Administrative Assistant with the Lake Stevens Police Department. Jessica began her career in Law Enforcement in 2011 with the Kirkland Police Department as the Administrative Assistant for the patrol division before coming to Lake Stevens in 2019.
Currently, she is the Administrative Assistant for the Office of the Chief of Police and Command Staff. Jessica currently serves as the secretary for the Snohomish County Sheriff and Police Chiefs Association.
During her career, she was named Employee of the Year in 2015 and 2021. She received the Chief’s Leadership Award in 2020.
Jessica received her Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Arizona and her Master's degree in Education. She lives in Lake Stevens with her husband and two children.