Lake Stevens police chief job posted

The job opening for the Lake Stevens police chief is posted.

The four-page informational packet came up in my Google Alerts last week.

It’s posted to the website for the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, which is helping the city with the recruitment and hiring process. (You can read the packet here, but warning: PDF auto-downloads, or by clicking the PDF icon to the right.)

Here’s an excerpt from the packet:

“Lake Stevens is expecting the next Police Chief to have the skills to lead a department and set a policing tone that is firm, fair and friendly and is underpinned with visible and open communication. The Chief will have demonstrated experience with contemporary crime prevention and public outreach strategies that promote a safe and prepared community.”

The supplemental questions at the end are interesting, too, in light of recent reports of troubles at the department.

The job pays $100,000-$121,500 a year.

The posting sets a timeline to select a new chief by May 1. City officials have said they expect to host an open house with the final candidates before then.

More in Local News

Suspect sought in two Everett bank robberies

He’s described as 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1, with dark hair and a goatee, and may have a neck tattoo.

Two missing men found, one alive and one dead

The man found alive was found in an apartment across the hallway and taken to a hospital.

Jogger unharmed after fending off attacker in Edmonds

Police released video of a man they believe to be the attacker.

Darrington School Board dealing with upheavals

The crux of the controversy seems to be the superintendent’s job.

Alaska Airlines has selected destinations for new service from Paine Field. (Alaska Airlines)
Alaska Airlines will fly from Everett to 8 West Coast cities

Two destinations that didn’t make the list were Spokane and Hawaii.

Three teens arrested for Marysville school vandalism

Windows were broken and a trash bin was on fire Sunday night at a Marysville middle school.

Langley mayor threatens newspaper with lawsuit

The mayor threatened to sue the paper over claims he withheld public records disclosure information.

Divers called to recover body after train hits pedestrian

The accident was reported by a BNSF crew near Woods Creek in Monroe.

FILE - This Tuesday, May 30, 2017 file photo, former Washington Gov. John Spellman, second from left, leaves a memorial service in Renton, Wash. Spellman, the last Republican governor elected in Washington, has died at age 91. Spellman’s son, Seattle attorney David Spellman, confirmed his death Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren,File)
John Spellman was last GOP governor of Washingon

He had spent recent weeks “being very disappointed with the Cougs and the Huskies,” his son said.

Most Read