Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Steve McDonald is excited to introduce new east county Sgt. Ryan Boyer during this month’s Coffee with the Chief.
Sgt. Boyer is no stranger to the Sultan area, having worked in east Snohomish County previously, as a deputy. During his time with the sheriff’s office, Boyer has received multiple honors for his work, including a Life Saving Medal and a Citizen Commendation. Newly promoted to sergeant, Boyer is excited to be back in the Sky Valley, said Chief McDonald.
“Come by and meet him,” McDonald wrote on the Sultan Police Department Facebook page. “Hope to see you there!!”
The February Coffee with the Chief event takes place at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 21, at Galaxy Chocolates in downtown Sultan. Similar to last year, the 2018 Coffee with the Chief events will take place at different times of the day in order to accommodate varying schedules. They will remain loosely structured and without a set agenda, to give ownership of the meetings to guests. All community members are welcome during Coffee with the Chief, and are encouraged to ask questions and give feedback, whether positive or negative.
“Coffee with the Chief is all about breaking down barriers to build connections between law enforcement and members of our community,” McDonald said. “I welcome these opportunities to engage with Sky Valley residents and encourage all questions, comments and concerns.”
In addition to introducing Sgt. Boyer, Chief McDonald plans to welcome Snohomish Police Chief Keith Rogers, who replaced Captain John Flood in September of 2017. Rogers has been with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office since 2002, and has worked as a patrol deputy, field trainer, master patrol deputy and patrol sergeant.
McDonald and Rogers have been in conversations about how best to implement a broader approach in terms of law enforcement, including increasing community engagement and enhancing public interaction. This area-wide approach addresses the reality that criminals don’t stop committing crimes simply because they’ve left the jurisdictional boundaries of a particular community.
“Criminals don’t care about jurisdictions,” McDonald said. “They don’t care about whether it’s in the county, or in Sultan or Snohomish.”
By communicating more frequently, it may be possible to become more effective in the identification and apprehension of known criminals.
Coffee with the Chief was implemented in 2017 by Chief McDonald. In addition to learning more about the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Coffee with the Chief events are a great opportunity for community members to learn more about their deputies.
Galaxy Chocolates is located at 501 Main Street in Sultan.