Field Operations · District 7 Home Page
District 7 is responsible for the Northern Puget Sound Region, covering from the King/Snohomish County line to the Canadian Border, to the top of the Cascades through the San Juan Islands. We actively patrol Snohomish, Skagit, Island, and Whatcom Counties, and have jurisdictional responsibility for San Juan County, assisting the San Juan County Sheriff when requested.
Field Operations Bureau personnel include 131 commissioned personnel and nine support staff. In addition, the district is home to a full-service Crime Laboratory and Communications Center. Other divisions with employees assigned to District 7’s boundaries include the Commercial Vehicle Division Enforcement Bureau, Criminal Investigation Division, Fire Protection Bureau, Investigative Assistance Division, and the Homeland Security Division.
Captain Scott McCoy was hired in 1995, serving as a trooper in Monroe and later as a trooper detective in Bellevue. In 2002, he promoted to sergeant, assigned to the Commercial Vehicle Division in Marysville; he transferred to the Snohomish County freeway in 2004. He promoted to lieutenant in 2009, and was assigned to Marysville. McCoy promoted to Captain in 2013, and has held commands at the Property Management Division, the Office of Professional Standards, and now in District 7. Captain McCoy has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Montana.
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Goals & Objectives
District goals and objectives conform to those adopted by the Field Operations Bureau:
Command & Support Staff
Lieutenant Dale Retzlaff's areas of responsibility include Whatcom, Skagit, and Island County. He is the District 7 RDF Commander, LEAN/POPS Coordinator, EPU Coordinator, North Region Court Liaison, and North Region Tribal Liaison.
Lieutenant Retzlaff was hired by the agency in 1990 as a trooper cadet assigned to Vancouver. He was recalled to active military duty in January of 1991; upon his return, assigned as a trooper to Skamania County. Lieutenant Retzlaff was promoted to sergeant in 2000, assigned to Vancouver, transferring to Goldendale in 2001. He was promoted to lieutenant in October 2013, assigned to Kennewick; transferring to Vancouver in 2014, and Marysville in June 2015. Lieutenant Retzlaff has an associated degree in General Studies, a Bachelor of Criminal Justice Degree, a Master's of Science in Strategic Leadership, and a Doctorate of Executive Leadership from the University of Charleston.
Lieutenant Jason Longoria's area of responsibility includes the Snohomish County freeway. He is the District 7 evidence coordinator, public information officer (PIO) coordinator, technology lieutenant, oversees the Field Training Officer Program, and is the South Region Tribal Liaison.
Lieutenant Longoria was hired by the agency in December 1995, assigned to Oak Harbor. In 2002, he served as a detective in the District 7 Criminal Investigations Unit. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2004, assigned to Burlington, transferring to Oak Harbor in 2006, and to Marysville in 2011. In 2012, he was the sergeant at the Snohomish County Auto Theft task force (SNOCAT). He was promoted to Lieutenant in February 2013, where he served at FOB headquarters, then Spokane, transferring to Marysville in June 2015. Lieutenant Longoria has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix, and a Masters of Science in Military Operational Art and Science from Air University. Lieutenant Longoria currently serves in the Washington Air National Guard with 26 years of service.
Lieutenant EJ Swainson's areas of responsibility include east Snohomish County, Motors, and the Target Zero Team (TZT). He is the coordinator for the Aggressive Driving Apprehension Team (ADAT), Collision Technical Program, and the Snohomish County Court Liaison.
Lieutenant E.J. Swainson was hired in 1991, serving as a mansion cadet and graduating from the Academy with the 75th class in 1992. He served as a line trooper in Seattle, Monroe and Spokane. In 2000, he became a POPS auto theft detective in Spokane, where he later served as Criminal Investigation Unit detective. In 2005, he was promoted to sergeant in Seattle, later transferring to OPS as a detective sergeant. In 2007, he started the DSHS Special Investigation unit. Lieutenant Swainson started the Snohomish County Auto Theft (SNOCAT) task force in 2008, transferring to Monroe as a line sergeant in 2011. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2012, serving in FOB headquarters. In 2013, he served as the Criminal Investigations Division criminal investigations lieutenant, transferring to Marysville in August 2013.
Bridget Hamilton began her career with the Washington State Patrol in 1999 as an Office Assistant. In January 2000, she was promoted to Office Assistant Senior, assigned to the Silverlake Office. In November 2011, she was promoted to Forms and Records Analyst 3, handling Public Disclosure for the district. Bridget was selected as the District 7 Secretary in November 2012. She is a Secretary Supervisor and works closely with the Command Staff, ensuring the district runs smoothly.
Trooper Travis Shearer is the full-time District 7 recruiter who helps in identifying potential troopers for the WSP. For questions about a career as a trooper or applying, please contact Trooper Shearer at Travis.Shearer@wsp.wa.gov or 425-583-7640.
Major Programs & Services
Interagency Bomb Squad
Headquartered at the Marysville District Office is an Interagency Bomb Squad. This team consists of two members each from the Washington State Patrol, Everett Police Department, and the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. The team provides response to explosives and explosive devices in the northwestern portion of Washington State.
Target Zero Enforcement
The Washington State Traffic Safety Commission, in cooperation with the WSP and other law enforcement agencies, launched an ambitious traffic safety program called TARGET ZERO,with the ultimate goal to eliminate traffic fatalities in the State of Washington by the year 2030. These teams work proactively in areas identified from detailed studies of traffic collision and other data to focus on the areas with the highest number of impaired drivers.Back to Top
Headquarters & Communications:
2700 - 116th Street NE, Marysville WA 98271-9425 - (360) 654-1204
Take Interstate 5 to Exit 202. At the end of the ramp, proceed West on 116th Street NE for approximately 1 mile. The building will be on the left.
Bellingham - 3860 Airport Way, 98226-8040 - (360) 676-2007
* No administrative staff at this location.
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