Sheriff Ty Trenary
The Snohomish Opioid Crisis and What’s Being Done
Ty has served the citizens of Washington State as a police officer for over 25 years. He started law enforcement in Eatonville until joining the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office in 1991. He has served as a master patrol deputy, Captain of the North Precinct, and Police Chief in the City of Stanwood from 2008–12. Ty was sworn in as the Sheriff of Snohomish County on July 8, 2013.
As Sheriff, Ty has implemented several new partnership and community outreach programs to help achieve the agency’s mission of “Community First,” including the creation of the Office of Neighborhoods in 2015 and the opening of the Diversion Center in 2018.
Under Ty’s leadership, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office was awarded with accreditation by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) in 2017 and selected as the 2017 recipient of the Officer Traffic Safety Award by Destination Zero, by the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund. The Sheriff’s Office also received an award from the Governors Highway Safety Association for improving highway safety in 2017 and the Snohomish County Human Rights Council in 2016 for the work of the Office of Neighborhoods with the homeless. In 2018, Ty joined the Snohomish County Executive, Snohomish Health District and Snohomish County Council in signing a joint resolution affirming their commitment to ending the opioid epidemic in Snohomish County through partnerships, coordination, and collaboration, an effort that has been recognized nationally.