John DeRousse is the Chief of Police and oversees both the internal and external workings of the department. This includes the 224 commissioned law enforcement officers and both North and South precincts. He is supported by the Deputy Chiefs who specialize in different areas of the department.
Deputy Chief of Operations
Deputy Chief Jeff Hendrickson leads the Operations Division and is responsible for Patrol work citywide. This includes our Tactical, Marine Operations, Anti-Crime Team, Traffic Safety, Youth Services, Code Enforcement, Interagency Bomb Unit and the Special Operations Group.
Deputy Chief of Investigations & Services
Deputy Chief Jeraud Irving leads the Investigations and Services Division and is responsible for investigations and administrative support for the department.
Office of Professional Standards
Appointed by the Chief of Police, the Inspector oversees the Office of Professional Standards (OPS). This office is critical in maintaining the trust and confidence of the community by addressing allegations of misconduct made against employees, citizen complaints, use of force applications and damage to city owned police property in a fair, consistent and timely manner.
OPS is located in the North Precinct (3002 Wetmore Avenue). Filing a complaint requires a written statement in order to facilitate an accurate inquiry. Complaint forms can be obtained at either precinct or can be requested from OPS.
The Everett Police Department is a state-accredited agency under the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) Program. Everett Police received its first accreditation in 1990.
We are committed to operating under industry best practices and established professional standards. The WASPC accreditation process requires compliance with approximately 133 standards in order to achieve successful completion. The process must be repeated every 4 years to maintain accredited status by WASPC.
Benefits of Accreditation:
Increased public confidence in the agency
Provide a systemized agency self-assessment
Intensify administrative and operational effectiveness
Ensure recruitment, selection, and promotion processes are fair and equitable
Strengthen understanding of agency policies and procedures by agency personnel
Improve agency morale and pride
Decrease susceptibility to litigation and costly civil court settlements
Potentially reduce liability insurance costs
Provide state and local recognition of professional competence
The department's participation in this process sends a positive message to the community that the Everett Police Department is committed to providing services of the highest quality.