2023 Showed Decrease In Homicides Over 2022 In Everett, Washington – Public Safety Top Concern For 2024

January 1, 2024

Everett, Police Blotter

Police and fire

Everett Police and Fire on Euclid Avenue Friday morning at a homicide scene.

The Police Department is still crunching the numbers but a preliminary inquiry by MyEverettNews.com shows it was another deadly year in Everett, Washington.

According to Everett Police, there were eleven homicides and two cases of negligent manslaughter in 2023.

That compares with 12 homicides and six cases of negligent manslaughter reported by Everett Police in 2022.

Crime and public safety remain a top concern for Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin and new Police Chief John DeRousse.

DeRousse said the following when addressing the City Council on November 1st.

“Our problems in this community are real. The gun violence and the drug and untreated mental health crisis…they task the Everett Police Department, they task this community in ways that seem like real dilemmas and they seem unsolvable. I think they’re challenging but they’re not unsolvable. We need whole community solutions to focus on these whole community issues and we at EPD, certainly under my leadership, we’re committed to doing the hard work at the direction and collaboration with the Mayor and Council and a lot more people in our community.”

On Wednesday the Everett City Council will meet to swear in Scott Bader and Judy Tuohy following the results of the fall election for the two at-large positions.

The city council will also select a President to lead that body for the year along with a Vice-President.

The City of Everett administration and City’s state lobbyist, Trevor Justin, will deliver a session preview and update on the City’s priorities and key issues for the upcoming session which starts next Monday in Olympia.

It will be interesting to see how the Everett City Council views public safety concerns and how that ties in with priorities set for 2024.

If you’re looking to have your voice heard by the City Council here is their meeting information.


  • Call in to listen to the Council meetings: 425.616.3920, conference ID: 724 887 726#
  • Participate remotely via Zoom by registering to speak at everettwa.gov/speakerform. You must register no later than 30 minutes prior to the meeting. Or contact Angela Ely at 425.257.8703 or aely@everettwa.gov and identify the topic you wish to address.
  • Provide written public comments by email to Council@everettwa.gov or mail to 2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 9A, Everett, WA 98201. Emailing comments 24 hours prior to the meeting will ensure your comment is distributed to councilmembers and appropriate staff.
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  • The Council agendas and meeting recordings can be found, in their entirety, at everettwa.gov/citycouncil.
  • The Council meetings are broadcast on government-access cable Comcast Channel 21 and Frontier Channel 29. They are rebroadcast on Monday and Tuesday at noon; Thursday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 10 a.m.
  • Watch live meetings and recordings at YouTube.com/EverettCity.


If you do not wish to participate in the meeting, we provide these other methods of contacting your elected officials: Email the Council at Council@everettwa.gov.

  • Call the Council offices at 425.257.8703
  • You may call in just to listen to the meeting: 425.616.3920, conference ID 724 887 726#

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