Acting Police Chief Jim Lawless resigns
Takes assistant chief position in Marysville
Last updated 3/11/2021 at 5:57pm
Acting Police Chief Jim Lawless has resigned after more than 25 years with the city to take a job as assistant police chief in Marysville.
His last day is March 22.
Here is Lawless' message to the community.
"Today, I submitted to Mayor Nelson my letter of resignation effective the close of business on March 22, 2021, as I have accepted a position with the city of Marysville. It has been my honor and privilege to serve you for the past 25-plus years.
"While the Edmonds Police Department continues to be in a significant period of transition, I want to reassure you that you will continue to be served and protected by the amazing women and men of your police department. Again, I remain incredibly impressed (but in no way surprised) by their continued professionalism and sacrifice during this time of uncertainty and transition.
"The most diverse department in our city has continued to do their job at an exceptionally high level this past year, no matter what has been put in front of them.
"Again, thank you all for the honor and privilege of serving the Edmonds Community."
Look for more information in the March 11 edition of The Beacon.