By Shari Ireton, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Director of Communications.
The Snohomish County Council appointed Ty Trenary as the next Sheriff on Monday, July 1, 2013. The unanimous 5-0 vote places Trenary in the Sheriff’s Office top position, vacated by John Lovick when he resigned June 3rd to accept the position of County Executive.
The 47 year-old Trenary has served the citizens of Washington State as a police officer for over 25 years. He started his law enforcement career in Eatonville where he also served as a D.A.R.E. officer until joining the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office in 1991.
In the Sheriff’s Office, Trenary has worked his way up from master patrol deputy to captain, where he most recently served as the leader of the North Precinct. He served as the contract police chief in the City of Stanwood from 2008-12 and has held leadership positions on the Deputy Sheriff’s Association and Management Team Association.
Trenary has served in patrol, community policing, and has also worked in administration by managing the training unit and assisting with recruiting and hiring.
The proud father of two daughters, Trenary is married to his wife, Vicki, who is an elementary school teacher in the Marysville School District. Ty and Vicki have made Snohomish County their home for over 20 years.
“I believe that Snohomish County is an excellent place to raise a family and I want to focus on the feeling of safety in our community,” he said. “Dedication to excellence and community partnerships are key to the success of our organization.”