The program, in partnership with the Edmonds School District and the private schools located within the city of Lynnwood, was created to foster a positive learning environment that is safe for students, staff and parents.
“Our mission is to educate citizens and leaders, so the opportunity to have our students and school community directly involved with the Lynnwood police is a key partnership for us,” Chris Watson, Soundview head of school said. “Our students will be able to experience more deeply the systems and structures that make our communities work and grow.”
The police department’s desire is that students, staff and parents will all be partners in the program and that by working in partnership improvements can be made to the educational experience of students by providing them with a safe and secure environment.
“I feel very strongly that partnerships between the police and our local schools, both public and private, are extremely valuable for both the police and the schools,” Karen Manser, Deputy Chief of Operations of the Lynnwood Police Department said. “Because of my belief I personally decided to participate in this program with our officers and am looking forward to building a productive relationship with the staff and students at Soundview in the coming year.”