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Improving public confidence in the Spokane Police Department

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Since taking office in January 2012, Mayor David Condon's top priority is to help to restore public trust and confidence in the Spokane Police Department.

Public Safety was the focus of one of the Mayor's Transition Team committees, which developed a series of recommendations to improve the City's police services. And, in his first official act as Mayor of the City of Spokane on Jan. 3, Mayor David Condon named an interim Police Chief along with a number of other initial steps designed to address public trust and confidence.

Additionally, the Spokane City Council also has identified the need for police reforms. In an action on Monday, Feb. 6, the Council approved a resolution designed to "achieve improvement in accountability and confidence in the Police Department and in law enforcement."

The City has organized its work in this area around this priorities:

  • Oversight: The City believes open, transparent and accountable government works best for the citizens of Spokane.
  • Community Involvement: Community involvement is a key element to an improved relationship between citizens and the Police Department.
  • Training: Additional areas of training and possible changes to existing training will improve the quality of and confidence in law enforcement.
  • Enhanced Delivery of Service: By improving the delivery of services, including data collection, the Police Department can improve accountability and public confidence.

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