Update: Review Of Everett Police Department Presented To Everett City Council Tonight

November 2, 2022

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Richard Brady, President of Matrix Consulting Group listens to a question at the Everett City Council meeting.

Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman

Editor’s Update 11-02-2022 9:00 PM: Wednesday night Richard Brady, President of Matrix Consulting group presented a summary of his firm’s findings.

You can see the Powerpoint presentation he made to the Everett City Council here:
Summary – Matrix review of EPD
Mr. Brady made several suggestions related to staffing including changing the way officers were deployed, moving some night shift officers to day shift and adding an overlapping shift during the day to allow officers more time to be proactive.

His firm also recommended an additional COET team made up of two officers and a social worker be added to cover nights and weekends to address those experiencing homelessness at times when they have not been able to receive services from Everett PD.

Matrix also suggested moving some positions from sworn officer to civilian status to better utilize sworn officers in areas where they are needed.

After the presentation Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman told MyEverettNews.com: “I appreciate the opportunity to have an outside review of operations, staffing and management practices and I look forward to digesting the full report, evaluating the recommendations and developing an implementation strategy moving forward.”

The report runs more than 140 pages and was authorized by the Everett City Council back in 2021.

Original Post 11-2-2022 12:00 PM: Tonight at their weekly meeting the City Council in Everett, Washington will receive a briefing on an outside review of the Everett Police Department. In the fall of 2021 Matrix Consulting was awarded a contract to preform a comprehensive review of the department including interviews with employees and the public.

Staffing remains the biggest issue for Everett Police with many units including bicycle, traffic, gang and detective division still lacking authorized staffing in spite of record hiring.

Tonight’s briefing is expected to include recommendations resulting from their analysis in areas related to staffing and management, technology, community engagement, policy and complaint handling.

The report is more than 140 pages long. Here’s a copy of the report if you’d like to read through it in advance of or during the briefing.

Matrix Review of Everett Police 11-2-2022

The City Council meeting is set for 6:30 PM at Everett City Council Chambers at 3002 Wetmore in downtown Everett. It is also online and on Everett TV.

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