Power of One Award

In 2018, Victim Support Services decided to institute a special award to illustrate our grateful appreciation for those who go above and beyond, the “Power of One” Award.

The first ever Power of One Award was dedicated to a VSS stakeholder whose loyal dedication and unwavering commitment to the community deserved special recognition. On March 28, 2018, the late Detective Scott Tompkins was presented this novel award at our Voices of Victims luncheon. The following year, in 2019, the second Power of One Award was presented to an exceptional person who showed an immense drive for her community, Kameon Quillen.

Victim Support Services is dedicating its third annual Power of One Award to a very special person.

Please join VSS in honoring Chief Erik Scairpon!

Erik’s career aspirations started at youth when he was a Boy Scout, as well as an Explorer Scout with Redmond Police Department. These experiences paved his commitment to public safety.

Erik began his career as a 911 dispatcher for the City of Redmond Police Department, gaining vital early law enforcement experience. In August 1999, Erik earned a position as a police officer for the City of Redmond. Concurrently, he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Sociology, from the University of Washington in 2000.  Followed by a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2014.

Over the next 20+ years, Erik went up the ranks at Redmond Police Department. He had positions such as: traffic officer, riding motors, police lieutenant, first line supervisor, field training officer and commander. Erik was eventually promoted to Captain at Redmond Police Department, and in September 2020, he became the Chief of Police for the City of Marysville Police Department.

Aside from his career, he has remained committed to serving his community in other ways as well. This includes his commitment to Special Olympics and victims of crime through Victim Support Services.

In 2016, Erik joined the Board of Directors for VSS. Shortly after he joined, he was voted in as board president. During his four years as president, Erik volunteered thousands of hours, supporting many agency initiatives and helped bring programs to reality. Erik played an important role in new VSS offices opening in Oak Harbor, Sedro Woolley and Downtown Seattle. In 2020 Erik went from being Board President, to our very first official advisory committee member, continuing to support our mission. 

It’s been said of this year’s winner that he has for some time, and continues to, put his whole heart and soul into his community, his career and his family. Ladies and gentlemen please help VSS acknowledge this year’s Power of One Award winner, Chief Erik Scairpon!

Thank you for your selfless commitment to make a difference and to pave a hopeful path to future generations!