Lynnwood, WA, July 2, 2020 — On April 10, 2017 Tom Davis was appointed as chief to the Lynnwood Police Department. Chief Davis spent most of his 33 years of law enforcement in the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office before serving as police chief in Stanwood.
In a 2017 interview with My Neighborhood News Network, Chief Davis shared the core values of an effective police department: professionalism, vigilance, and community.
“We want to be professional in everything that we do and in all our interactions with people in our community.
We’re going to be vigilant, continue to hold people accountable that want to do harm to our residents and visitors here in our community.
We also want to be engaged with our community, our third core value, and be a partner in solving all of these issues, and working with council, working with the mayor, working with business owners to help make Lynnwood a safe and vibrant place.”
In a July 2 letter to the Lynnwood City Council, Chief Davis stated he is retiring to commence the next chapter in his life effective July 31, 2020.
Below is Lynnwood Police Chief Tom Davis’ letter announcing his retirement:
Most of you likely have heard by now, but I wanted to let you know that after 33 years in this honorable profession, I will be retiring July 31st. I have spent my entire adult life in this profession and now is the time for me to step away and start my next chapter. As I reflect on my career, I will always be most proud of my time here in Lynnwood. Thank you for your trust in me.
Lynnwood is a special place and a special community. And you have a great police department that embodies a unique culture of service and community. It is truly a special group of people that work at LPD. The City and the community are fortunate to have such a compassionate police department.
It has been an honor to be your Police Chief these past 4 years. I will never forget my time here. Thank you.
Tom Davis, Chief of Police
Lynnwood Police Department