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New Spokane Officers Pledge to Help Community

12:40 p.m. - Watch 2:31 - Recruits persevered despite delays and demonstrations.

July 30

Enduring Heat While Improving Spokane Streets

11:48 a.m. - Watch 2:32 - Workers on paving projects chase “rolling oven”.

July 24

A Calming Voice for People in Crisis

2:19 p.m. - Watch 3:59 - Mental health professionals respond with officers.

July 17

Special Needs Courier Supplies Fire Department

12:07 p.m. - Watch 2:26 - Supported Employee Program removes barriers to success.

June 23

Police Change Knee on Neck Policy

3:46 p.m. - Watch 2:29 - New restrictions taught during in-service training.

June 12

Saving History and Affordable Housing

2:45 p.m. - Watch 1:59 - Relocating building required lots of heavy lifting.

Latest News Releases


Mayor, Council, SPD Discussing Reforms
2:38 p.m. - Ground rules established for collaborative approach to continuous improvement`

Aug. 5

City to Issue Interim Permits for Restaurants
8:54 a.m. - Provisional permits will be provided while review process underway

Flags Lowered For Fallen Trooper Justin Schaffer
8:02 a.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff Aug. 5

Aug. 4

Flags Lowered for Fallen Bothell Police Officer Jonathan Shoop
8:19 a.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff Aug. 4

Major Crimes Makes an Arrest in the Fatal Shooting from Last Week
8:12 a.m. - Major Crimes Detectives make an arrest in the fatal shooting from last week on east Nebraska.

Aug. 3

Second Alarm Apartment Fire
1 p.m. - A tenacious effort by over forty firefighters spared the bulk of a South Hill apartment building.

Wildland-Urban Interface Fire
12:57 p.m. - SFD and SCFD responded to a growing wildland fire driven by 10-20 mph sustained winds in dry grasses and light brush.

July 31

Two Separate DV Calls End without Incident with De-Escalation Efforts
4:26 p.m. - Two Domestic Violence (DV) calls successfully de-escalated, one with use of Bear Cat, one with K9

Three Lives Saved: Family Credits SFD Installed Smoke Alarms
4:23 p.m. - Manufactured homeowner on Inland Empire Way credits smoke alarms installed by SFD’s Smoke Alarm Install Program w/ alerting her to a fire in her home.

City Partners With Lime on COVID-19 Prevention Strategy
12:20 p.m. - Launching coordinated response to recent increase in cases

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@spokanecity - Today at 1 p.m. - Nearly 73% of City of Spokane residents have filled out the #2020Census! Have you filled out the census yet? #GetCounted👉

@spokanefire - Today at 10:30 a.m. - Incident: 2020051766 - Structure Fire - Single Engine Location: E Shenandoah Dr

@spokaneparks - Yesterday at 3:59 p.m. - Plants have been installed in and around the new treatment wetland at Manito Park’s Mirror Pond. Once the aquatic plants have established themselves, the water will be turned on to filter algae-causing phosphorus and nitrogen from the pond 24 hours a day! #Spokane #ManitoPark

@sporiverfrontpk - Aug. 5 at 4:41 p.m. - We’ve found some beautiful painted rocks throughout the park over the past few days! #RiverfrontRocks

@spokanepd - July 29 at 11:28 p.m. - Officer Assaulted; Suspect Arrested After Hours Long Standoff

@spd_ombudsman - June 12 at 1:27 p.m. - Here is the Office of the Police Ombudsmans Closing Report for C19-040

@spokane_council - Aug. 27 at 5:18 p.m. - Missed the meeting last night? Councilmember Mumm has your recap!