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Posted on: March 22, 2018

City Welcomes New Community Outreach Officer

Community Outreach Officer Deputy Niebusch

Mayor Kartak announces Deputy Niebusch as the City’s first Community Outreach Officer.

Hello City of Snohomish Residents,

What an honor it is to announce the selection of Deputy Niebusch as our City’s first Community Outreach Officer. This is a new position created after discussions between Police Chief Keith Rogers, City Administrator Steve Schuller and myself. Two of the roles to be fulfilled with this position are:

  • Neighborhood Engagement: Officer Niebusch will be available to serve community leaders and neighborhood associations (such as independent neighborhood watch programs); and
  • Neighborhood Outreach: Officer Niebusch will be the primary, uniformed point of contact, building relationships with those in town who are homeless and/or drug addicted. According to our contract with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Niebusch will have access to embedded social workers whenever their services are needed.

Beyond these two primary roles, this position requires a degree of flexibility allowing focus on other problems as they arise. For example, dealing with localized traffic concerns, hazardous parking violations, and a periodic need for additional First Street patrols.

I am pleased to report that Deputy Niebusch has an extensive career under his belt. I have been getting to know him, and learned he first became a police officer in 1993 and has been with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office since 2001. For the past few years, he has been assigned to day-shift patrol here in the City of Snohomish. Deputy Niebusch also excels at a variety of administrative roles including background review, recruiting, policy analysis, procedure development, public information officer duties and training, as well as serving at the juvenile drug court.

Officer Niebusch very much enjoys working in the City of Snohomish and is looking forward to developing long lasting solutions to a variety of concerns. As a resident of the Snohomish region, he has a vested interest in helping to make the City of Snohomish a safer community.

Deputy Niebusch is very excited to serve you in this new role. Please help me in welcoming him! You can meet Deputy Niebusch this spring at a City Council meeting, at monthly Public Safety Commission meetings, or at a variety of civic functions throughout the year.


John T. Kartak


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