Finding the right person takes time
Concerning Jan's loyalty to the city, I have observed her work many hours for the city over what is expected above and beyond her required duties in representing the city. Hiring a new police chief requires candidates to pass an extensive background check which includes a polygraph and psychological examination to find the right fit for the city and staff within the department. This sometimes takes an extended period of time. In the meantime, I would encourage the citizens of Lake Stevens to support their mayor, city administrator and city council in their difficult task of finding the right fit to fill their police chief position. I know this will bring the police department to the level of professionalism the city of Lake Stevens deserves.