By Ken Stern 

Council signs 5 year Sheriff’s agreement


December 22, 2021

The La Conner Town Council agreed, with Councilmember John Leaver voting no, to a five year agreement with the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office at its Dec. 14 meeting.

New to the contract is patrol and community policing services, with twice weekly pedestrian patrols on Morris and First Streets. Deputies will now handle dangerous dogs, parking, blocking rights of way and camping on public property.

La Conner becoming a base in a precinct-type system may be three years away, Administrator Scott Thomas said. Mayor Ramon Hayes introduced the issue in November when the draft contract was intr...

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