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 Sass grew up in Skagit County and is honored to represent all of the men and women who work so hard to ensure the safety of those driving the roadways of District 7. Captain Sass has a Bachelor of Science from Washington State University and a Masters in Public Administration; he is also a graduate of the Northwestern Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command.
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Goals & Objectives
District goals and objectives conform to those adopted by the Field Operations Bureau:
Command & Support Staff
Lieutenant Jason Armstrong’s areas of responsibility include Whatcom, Skagit and Island County. He is the District 7 Field Training Lieutenant, Training Coordinator, Control Tactics & Weapons Coordinator, North Region Court Liaison, and North Region Tribal Coordinator.
Lieutenant Armstrong was hired by the agency in July 1990 and served as a trooper in Seattle and Bellingham. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2004 and assigned to Burlington, transferring to Bellingham in 2009. Lieutenant Armstrong was promoted to Lieutenant in June 2010 and assigned to District 3, Kennewick. In September 2010 he transferred to District 7, Marysville. Lieutenant Armstrong has a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Sociology from Western Washington University, and a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice from Kaplan University
Lieutenant Jeff Beazizo’s areas of responsibility include the Snohomish County freeway, Target Zero Team, and the special emphasis detachment. He is the District 7 evidence coordinator, public information officer (PIO) coordinator, technology lieutenant, Rapid Deployment Force (RDF) lieutenant, and the south region Tribal Liaison.
Lieutenant Beazizo was hired by the agency in 1990, serving as a Communications Officer in Bellevue. In 1992, he was hired as a trooper cadet assigned to Bellevue. He was commissioned in 1993 as a trooper assigned to Island County. In 1996, he transferred to Skagit County; he was promoted to sergeant in 2004 and assigned to Bellevue. In 2005, he transferred to the Snohomish County freeway, and also served as the District 7 Special Operations Sergeant. In October 2010, he promoted to lieutenant and was assigned to the Commercial Vehicle Division Region 2, which covers Thurston, Pierce, King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan and Island Counties. In April 2012, he transferred to District 7.
Lieutenant EJ Swainson’s areas of responsibility include east Snohomish County, Motors, and the Target Zero Team (TZT). He is the coordinator for the following District projects: Aggressive Driving Apprehension Team (ADAT), Collision Technical Program, Problem Orientated Public Safety (POPS) Coordinator, the Safety Team, and the Snohomish County Court Liaison.
Lieutenant E.J. Swainson was hired in 1991. He served as a mansion cadet and graduated 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, and later as an OPS detective sergeant. In 2007 he started the DSHS Special Investigation unit. In 2008, he started the Snohomish County Auto Theft (SNOCAT) task force. In 2011, he served as a line sergeant in Monroe. In 2012, he was promoted to Lieutenant, serving in FOB headquarter. In 2013, he served as the Criminal Investigations Division criminal investigations lieutenant. In August of 2013, he returned to D7 where he now serves as an assistant District Commander to Captain Sass.
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
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