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'It was not meant to be': Lawless says it's time to move on

The time has come for us all to look towards what is next for EPD


Last updated 1/14/2021 at 5:04pm

Assistant Police Chief Jim Lawless

The following is a statement from Acting Police Chief Jim Lawless:

To the Edmonds Community:

The time has come for us all to look towards what is next for the Edmonds Police Department and move forward.

The mayor will be conducting a national search for the next chief of police. It is my belief that the smoothest transition possible is what is needed for the department and the community to begin to heal.

I will forever be grateful that for the past year-plus, I have had the honor and privilege to lead the amazing women and men of this regionally respected law enforcement agency.


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Reader Comments(1)

Debra Arthur writes:

So sad. I am so sorry you are leaving. I will miss you. I am very 😕 embarrassed for Edmonds right now. I don't blame you for not wanting to work here anymore. What happened is no secret to those who live here and see ALL of what is happening here. You are smart. Get while the getting is good. 🙂❤


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