June 22, 2024 1:51 am

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Snohomish County launches Law & Justice Dashboard

Law Justice Dashboard

EVERETT—After two years of thoughtful development, Snohomish County is releasing to the public its Law & Justice Dashboard. This dashboard is one of the first in the nation to combine both law enforcement and prosecutor data to provide users a better understanding of affected persons’ involvement in the law and justice system. “It has taken […]

Lead the Way graduation: Strive and struggle are your strength

Lead the Way

EVERETT, Wash., August 28, 2022—On Thursday, twelve young men and women graduated from the third class of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s LEAD the Way program. The ceremony took place at the Gibson Center in Everett, WA, and began with a dinner for graduates, their families, and other attendees.  Sheriff Adam Fortney, his co-teacher Tyler Ware, along […]

Regional Violent Crime Reduction Unit launched to save lives

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EVERETT, Wash., August 18, 2022 – On August 16, the Everett Police Department, Lynnwood Police Department, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Snohomish County Prosecutors Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, launched a Regional Violent Crime Reduction Unit to target the rise in violent crime, especially crimes involving firearms. Throughout 2022, the region has seen a […]

Snohomish County working through a 2-year pandemic backlog on criminal cases

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SNOHOMISH CO, Wash., March 29, 2022 – Although the Snohomish County Council approved approximately $3 million in ARPA funds last October to address the county’s backlog of criminal cases, Prosecuting Attorney Adam Cornell says it could still take “at least a couple years” to get caught up.  Since judges in Snohomish and King counties ordered […]

Fifteen Snohomish County youths graduate from Sheriff Fortney’s LEAD the Way program

Lead the Way

EVERETT, Wash., March 19, 2022 – On Wednesday, the second session of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s LEAD the Way program concluded with a graduation ceremony. The program’s goal is to provide Leadership, Encouragement, and Direction (LEAD) for youth in the county who may be involved in the criminal justice system or at a crossroads in […]

Snohomish County allocates $1 million towards social justice

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By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff On Tuesday, November 10, the Snohomish County Council adopted a $1.045 billion 2021 budget, with over $1 million set aside to cultivate countywide social justice.  The five councilmembers voted 4-1 approving the budget allocations, with Councilwoman Megan Dunn dissenting, wanting funding to further support initiatives driven by the […]

A cigarette leads to an arrest in a 27-year cold case

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By Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Press Release with contributions from Mario Lotmore EVERETT, Wash., July 29, 2020 – Today the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office held a news conference to announce a break in a 1993 Homicide Cold Case. Detectives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit arrested a 62 year-old Bothell (Washington) man […]

In a financial crisis, county officials unite behind a cause

Snohomish County Council

In a financial crisis, county officials unite behind a causeBy Katrina Kukhar | Lynnwood Times Staff On April 23, the Snohomish County Citizens’ Commission on Salaries of Elected Officials (CCSEO) received a proposal signed by elected county officials requesting the commission to not vote for any salary increases for the 2021-2022 time period. The proposal […]

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