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Cole Langdon sworn in as next Police Chief for Lynnwood

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 9, 2023—Cole Langdon was sworn in as Chief of the Lynnwood Police Department by Mayor Christine Frizzell on Tuesday, August 8, at City Hall. “I absolutely love this department,” Police Chief Langdon said. “A lot of what has made this such a fulfilling career, first of all it is a great community, […]

Lynnwood Police Chief retires after 30 years of service

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., June 16, 2023—Lynnwood Police Chief Jim Nelson has announced that he is retiring after 30 years of serving the community. His last day is scheduled for July 31. Nelson joined the Lynnwood Police Department on August 1, 1993. Throughout his time with the department, he’s held a variety of roles including detective sergeant, […]

Three suspects arrested in connection to Spruce Park homicides

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., June 13, 2023—On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, Lynnwood Police Department Detectives announced the arrest of three individuals in connection with the Spruce Park homicides that took place on July 14th, 2022. That night, responding officers found two male victims—15-year-old Tidus Goodwin-Linville and 16-year-old Jesus Sanchez Jr.—with life-threatening gunshot wounds in Spruce Park at […]

Lynnwood Police Officers honored with Letter of Commendation for heroic work

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 29, 2022—Ten Lynnwood Police Department Officers received a Letter of Commendation, November 1, for action or performance above their normal duties. Sgt. Chris Breault told the Lynnwood Times the Letter of Commendation was a system the Department used to offer but has since fizzled out. Chief Jim Nelson, at the awards ceremony […]

Two Lynnwood PD Officers graduate Basic Law Enforcement Academy

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 29, 2022—Today, the Lynnwood Police Department announced that two of their newest officers graduated from Basic Law Enforcement Academy on August 25, 2022 – Officer Muneeb Ahmad and Officer Han Nguyen. Police Chief Jim Nelson and Mayor Christine Frizzell were at the graduation to celebrate this accomplishment and to welcome them to […]

Lynnwood hosts Community Recovery Center Open House

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., February 25, 2022 – The City of Lynnwood held an online Open House on the design process of the new Lynnwood Community Recovery Center, February 15.  Moderated by Communications and Public Affairs Officer Julie Moore, the panel included Chief of Police Jim Nelson, Chief Strategy Officer for RI International Jamie Sellar, Representative Lauren […]

Lynnwood CC discusses wastewater treatment and local crime

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., February 23, 2022 – Lynnwood City Council discussed the need for a Wastewater Treatment reconstruction, as well as the increase in crime, and utility charges at its Work Session February 16. Wastewater Treatment Reconstruction Project Deputy Director Lester Rubstello and Public Works Director Bill Franz led council through major points on the much-needed […]

Jim Nelson approved as Lynnwood’s new Chief of Police

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By Alec Dietz | Lynnwood Times Almost 30 years ago, Jim Nelson never thought he’d be in this position. Sitting in a room full of hundreds of applicants, Lynnwood Police Department’s new Chief of Police never thought he’d be one of a handful of people accepted into the local police academies. “I remember looking around […]

Law enforcement volunteers show support for Lynnwood Police Department

By: Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff Members of Lynnwood’s Citizens Patrol Program presented Lynnwood Police Department (LPD) officers with a sign displaying encouraging messages on Wednesday, August 5, to reinforce their support for local law enforcement. “We wanted to show our solidarity, love, and support for our Law Enforcement team in Lynnwood,” said Citizens […]

Jim Nelson to serve as interim Lynnwood Chief of Police

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By City of Lynnwood | Press Release Editors Note: The vote to approve Nelson by the Lynnwood City Council is scheduled for the August 10 Business Meeting. Mayor Nicola Smith has selected Deputy Chief Jim Nelson to serve as Lynnwood’s next Chief of Police after the retirement of Chief Tom Davis at the end of […]

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