Under the Safe Streets plan, the City is committed to expanding and enhancing their use of effective traditional policing and prosecution models to reduce street crime, while also implementing innovative new criminal justice models.
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During 2017 COET had 1,836 contacts with new and reoccurring clients. Out of those interactions, 553 were new clients who had never before been connected to COET.
Detailed 2017 statistics are available now.
Our embedded social workers accompany the Everett Police Community Outreach and Enforcement Team out in the community. Social workers help individuals on the street navigate the often-complicated treatment and housing systems and connect them with the resources they need. The social workers cultivate contacts and establish positive relationships among various law enforcement agencies, treatment providers, service organizations, faith-based groups and local governments.
Bringing embedded social workers onto the police team was one of the recommendations made by the Community Streets Initiative task force. The Everett Police Department added their first embedded social worker in Oct. 2015 through a partnership with Snohomish County Human Services.
Please note: The intent of the embedded social worker program is not to circumvent established social service programs, but to assist officers in providing assistance to frequent utilizers and the chronically homeless beyond the traditional role of law enforcement. If you, or someone you know, are in need of services, please contact 2-1-1 for assistance or visit their website. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number that quickly connects people with resources in their community.
Everett Police in May 2016 announced an official partnership with the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) as part of the department’s ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and help get drug addicts on the road to recovery.
PAARI is a partnership among national business leaders, healthcare organizations, the public sector, and educators that aims to provide police officers with additional tools in the battle against the disease of drug addiction. Among its many efforts, PAARI collaborates with public safety agencies to encourage opioid drug users to seek recovery, including by helping police officers connect addicts with drug treatment facilities, often on scholarship if private insurance is not available.
Everett officers say it’s important to be able to connect individuals battling substance use issues with treatment as soon as possible after they decide to seek help. They also recognize that overcoming addiction can take a very long time – and several tries. That’s why the experienced treatment providers who are a part of PAARI help meet a critical need for Everett Police.
As part of the PAARI effort, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and Pioneer Human Services of Skagit County are providing short-term detox treatment for individuals before they are admitted into long-term recovery centers.
These principles, as defined in the Safe Streets plan, guide Everett's commitment to expanding and enhancing the use of effective policing and prosecution models, while also implementing new models.
Guided by principles defined in the Safe Streets plan, these are Everett's next steps towards combating social issues with a combination of traditional policing and prosecution models, while also implementing innovative new criminal justice models.