Command Staff

Chief Scairpon
Erik Scairpon 
Chief of Police


Chief Erik Scairpon began serving as the Chief of Police for the Marysville, WA Police Department in 2020. He works to build public trust and value employees, practice dispersed ethical leadership, help communities recover from mass violence incidents, and ensure under-served crime victims' needs are met.

Chief Scairpon previously served as a Captain with the Redmond Police Department. Since 1998, Scairpon rose through the ranks working in various roles with the Redmond Police Department. Erik Scairpon attended the Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute for Police. He earned a master's degree in Organizational Leadership from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Washington.

Chief Scairpon volunteers his time with Victim Support Services, a statewide crime victims advocacy, education, and awareness non-profit, and participates as a regional leader in the Special Olympics Washington Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Assistant Chief Lawless
Jim Lawless 
Assistant Chief of Police


Assistant Chief Lawless started his career with the Key West, Florida Police Department in 1987. A cross-country move in 1995 brought him to the Edmonds, WA Police Department, where he served for 25 years. He started with Marysville PD in March of 2021.

Lawless has a strong law enforcement background spanning more than 33 years in all aspects of law enforcement. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Illinois and is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy (Session 236).  Lawless continues his commitment to higher learning by serving as Associate Faculty for Shoreline Community College Criminal Justice Program.

Commander Thomas
Mark Thomas 
Administrative Commander



Commander Thomas started his law enforcement career at the Marysville Police Department in September 1991. Thomas previously held a variety of assignments including; Bike Patrol, SWAT Team Leader & Commander, Narcotics Detective, FTO, Patrol Sergeant, and Arson Investigation.

He is currently the commander of the Administrative Division.

Commander Thomas is a member of the Marysville Rotary. He also holds an A.A. in Administration of Justice.

Commander WadeWendy Wade
Special Operations Commander


Commander Wade started her career at the Marysville Police Department in July 1990. She has taken on many roles with Marysville PD including Patrol, DARE officer, School Resource Officer, FTO, Patrol Sergeant, Lieutenant for Professional Standards, Commander for Investigations, Training, Recruitment, and Hiring, and Jail. 

Her current assignments include Special Operations, Command Supervision of Code Enforcement, School Resource Officers, SWAT, CNT, K-9, and the Public Information Officer Program, as well as other special duties and projects.

Commander Wade is a member of International Women Leaders in Law Enforcement, as well as a member of Marysville Rotary. She also earned a B.A. in English Education.

Commander AkauBrad Akau 
Operations Commander


Commander Akau started his career with the Marysville Police Department in 1994 but served prior at Honolulu PD for 10 years. 

In his law enforcement career, he has taken on many different assignments including Investigations, Drug Unit Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Pro-Act Sergeant, SWAT, Lieutenant of Operations, and Operations Commander.

He currently serves the department as the Commander of Patrol Operations, as well as the Marysville Volunteer Program (MVP).

Commander Lamoureux
Robert Lamoureux 
Investigations Commander


Commander Lamoureux started at the Marysville Police Department in March 1986. He has served in several roles including, D.A.R.E. Officer, Bicycle Patrol, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Public Information Officer.  He has been the commander of Patrol Operations, Administrative Services and the Office of Professional Services.

He is currently assigned as the Commander of the Support Services Division, overseeing the Investigations Unit, Property Crimes Unit, NITE Team and K-9.

Commander Lamoureux was a Dean’s Scholar while earning a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration. He is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, and has also graduated from the Northwest Law Enforcement Command College, completed the FBI-LEEDA Leadership Trilogy and achieved WSCJTC Executive Certification.  He has received the Chief’s Meritorious Service Award on two occasions and was recently honored as a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.


Adam VermeulenAdam Vermeulen 
Professional Standards Unit Commander


Commander Vermeulen began his police career with the Lake Stevens Police Department and joined Marysville Police in 2008. Prior to becoming a police officer, he served as Custody Officer for the Marysville Jail. His assignments have included patrol, Field Training Officer (FTO), FTO Coordinator, Patrol Sergeant, K9 Sergeant, and Administrative Sergeant.

Commander Vermeulen's assignments to the Office of Professional Standards include; Recruitment and Hiring Manager, Policy and Procedure, Accreditation, and Training Unit Manager.

He holds an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement and is a graduate of the Northwest Law Enforcement Command College. He received the department’s Supervisor of the Year Award for 2014 and 2015.