About Us

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, in partnership with the communities we serve, is to vigorously protect the rights of the people of Whatcom County.  We are committed to providing just, equitable and high quality legal representation, and to contribute to developing innovative and collaborative goals and outcomes within the criminal justice system that assures public safety.

Vision Statement:


Our vision is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens in Whatcom County and to be leaders of fair prosecution and progressive prevention initiatives.

Core Values:

Ethics
We adhere to the highest standards of ethical behavior.

Advocacy for Victims
We are unwavering in our role to preserve the dignity and rights of all victims and their families.

Collaboration
We promote strong partnerships with all law enforcement agencies, members of the criminal justice system, and the community.

Accountability
We are aware that our actions and decisions affect people's lives. We hold ourselves and each other accountable for doing what is right.

Excellence
We relentlessly pursue delivery of outstanding results in everything we do. 

Respect
We acknowledge and respect the diverse views and contributions of all in the criminal justice system and in our communities. 

Innovation
We have the courage to pursue innovation in everything we do.

Teamwork
We work together to achieve our mission. We strive to be transparent, honest, and consistent in our interactions.