Granite Falls to contract with Sheriff’s office

GRANITE FALLS — The Granite Falls City Council voted Wednesday night to contract with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office for police services.

The vote was 4-0, with one councilmember absent, said City Clerk Darla Reese.

The Granite Falls mayor, who leaves office Dec. 31, fired the police chief in October.

The department has four police officers and 10 reserve officers. One of the officers has been serving as interim chief.

The sheriff’s office is negotiating with the city to use the downtown police station, Sheriff Ty Trenary said Thursday. The contract is expected to start March 1.

Granite Falls officers will have to go through the sheriff’s background checks before being hired.

In addition to unincorporated areas, the sheriff’s office contracts to provide deputies to local cities including Snohomish, Stanwood, Darrington and Sultan.

More in Local News

Spikes put end to ride from Seattle to Everett in stolen car

Two men were taken into custody at the bottom of Marine View Drive off I-5.

2 arrested after Marysville shooting leaves man brain dead

The victim had shown 1 suspect — a friend — a stack of money he won at the casino, police said.

Water to be shut off for some homes, districts next week

The pipe closing will affect mainly the Snohomish and Monroe areas.

Election results are finalized for school tax measures

More than 135,000 ballots were cast, a turnout of about 31 percent.

Section of W. Marine View Drive will be closed Saturday

A footbridge is being torn down between Everett Ave. and the Naval Station entrance.

Faith Calendar for Feb. 24 to March 10, 2018

EVENTS Purim banquet: Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County holds a “Purim… Continue reading

Everett council defers decision on methadone clinic zoning

Councilmembers asked to see more information on potential options in the weeks ahead.

Front Porch

A main strip of Everett’s waterfront… Continue reading

Two more suspects identified in shooting death of casino winner

The two, who have ties to Everett, Mount Vernon and Bellingham, remain at large.

Most Read