Chief of Police

Rob MartinChief

Rob Martin


Chief Martin comes to Stanwood with a significant law enforcement background with 21 years in law enforcement and four years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Martin has served in many roles, while moving up the ranks, at the Snohomish County Sheriffs Office, including but not limited to:

  • Administrative Sergeant for the City of Stanwood
  • Chief of Police in the City of Gold Bar
  • Civil Disturbance Team Leader
  • Master Patrol Deputy
  • SWAT Team Commander

He earned his promotion of Lieutenant in May 2019.


Because he worked in the City of Stanwood as the Administrative Sergeant from 2012 to 2017, this experience helps aid in an easy transition as the new Stanwood Police Chief. In fact, Martin has been part of past Stanwood National Night Out events was first set up. Martin looks forward to working closely with city leaders to ensure the needs of the community, officers, and staff are being met.

"I will strive to enhance established partnerships between community stakeholders and business owners to make Stanwood a safe plate to live, work and visit," said Lieutenant Martin.