In 2023, we are growing to meet the Community's needs.
Dear Residents of the City of Marysville,
I am pleased to present the goals and initiatives of the Marysville Police Department for the coming year. As your Chief of Police, it is my top priority to ensure our Community's safety and well-being and provide the highest level of service to our residents.
One of our main goals for 2023 is the retention and recruitment of staff. We are committed to creating a positive and supportive work environment that encourages our officers to stay with your department and grow as professionals. We also continue recruiting talented individuals to join your policing team and serve your Community.
Improving staff safety, wellness, and training is also a top priority. We provide your officers with the resources and support they need to stay healthy and safe on the job and continuously improve their skills and knowledge.
Enhancing community engagement is another crucial goal for the coming year. We believe that by working closely with community members and organizations, we can better understand and address the needs and concerns of our residents. In 2023 we will launch a Public Safety Cadets program that will provide skill development and exploration of the criminal justice field to our future community leaders.
Reducing crime remains a crucial aspect of our mission. We are working to implement strategies and programs that help prevent crime and keep our streets safe. Some of these efforts require our state lawmakers' focused work to make adjustments to public safety policy. Please see the video statement from the State Chief's and Sheriff's association on what priorities are important for your department in 2023.
In addition, we are committed to expanding our Community Mental Health Programs to serve those in need better. By providing access to mental health resources and support, we can help individuals in crisis and prevent future incidents from occurring. We are continuing our investments in this area to help improve community outcomes and address livability issues in Marysville.
Developing future leaders for our organization is also a priority. We are committed to identifying and supporting the development of talented individuals within our ranks and creating a culture of leadership and growth within your department. This year we undertake our A.B.L.E. (Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement) training to meet the requirement for all of your police officers to have active bystandership training and improve officer wellness.
Finally, we're working to prepare for State Accreditation, helping us to maintain the highest standards of professionalism and service. We also focus on technology, ensuring that your department has the tools and talent to improve efficiency and implement our public safety mission.
Your department will always focus on the six pillars of 21st-century policing. These pillars include building trust and legitimacy, policy and oversight, technology and social media, community policing and crime reduction, training and education, and officer wellness and safety. You'll notice these topics are contained in each of our goal areas.
We'll remain responsive to our Community and stakeholders and are focused on providing professional policing services you can continue to rely on. We welcome all compliments and complaints. Thank you for the trust you place in us to serve our Community. I am confident that working together can achieve these goals and make Marysville a safer and more welcoming community for all.
Yours in continued service,
Chief Erik Scairpon
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