Crime Prevention Unit

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The mission of the Crime Prevention Unit is to the support the overall mission, vision, and values of the Sheriff’s Office by protecting the rights of citizens and their property by providing quality service through crime prevention, education, collaboration, and enforcement.

Crime Prevention Officers respond to a variety of citizen, community, and commercial complaints to identify, deter, and reduce criminal behavior and activity through industry standard crime prevention techniques and methodologies involving planning, information, environmental design, patrol requests, data, community and business meetings, and collaboration. 

Elizabeth Keck 

South Precinct 

Graduated from Central Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, minors in business administration and anthropology, and a focus in non-profit organization management. Elizabeth has worked over a decade in social work amongst many diverse populations, integrating in communities to help improve and ease their daily lives. Elizabeth joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2021 where she started in the public disclosure unit before joining the crime prevention unit. Elizabeth is excited to be given the opportunity to bring her passion of helping others and dedication to the communities she serves to improve safety for the residents of Snohomish County. 

Chris Leyda

North Precinct

Chris served in the United States Navy and Coast Guard for 22 years, retiring in 2008. Chris joined the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office in 1998 where she most recently served at the Staff Services Manager. In 2022, Chris joined the Crime Prevention Unit as a CPO. Chris' experiences in loss prevention and homeless outreach services have prepared her well for her position as a Crime Prevention Officer. Chris is excited to problem solve and work in partnership with the community to help make Snohomish County a safer place to live. 


To contact the Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit, please email


Law Enforcement Look-up - Enter an address to determine which local law enforcement agency serves your area. 

My Crime Report - Report a non-emergency crime online. 

Crime Data Dashboard -  It is an online interactive digital tool that encompasses crime data, crime trends, domestic violence data, weapons offenses and data from the Snohomish County Jail. 

LexisNexis Community Crime Map - An interactive website that tracks certain calls for service and criminal activity in Snohomish County. 

Nuisance Property Reporting - Submit a code violation and investigation request to Snohomish County Code Enforcement. 

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