Spokane Police Chief Finalists Named

Erin Hut, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 10 a.m.

Four finalists have been selected for consideration as the next Chief of the Spokane Police Department. The finalists were chosen following a national search led by an external firm that specializes in police chief recruitment. The search was conducted in conjunction with robust community engagement gathered through several public meetings, as well as surveys completed by the public and department personnel.

The following candidates were chosen by Mayor Lisa Brown based on feedback from a selection committee made up of city officials and community leaders:

  • Kevin Hall – Assistant Chief of Police, Tucson Police Department
  • Matthew Murray – Chief of Police, Yakima Police Department
  • Tom Worthy – Chief of Police, The Dalles Police Department
  • Kathleen Lanier – Colonel, Memphis Police Department

The finalists will participate in a public forum on Thursday, June 27 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Central Library. This event will give community members the opportunity to meet the finalists, learn about their experience, and hear what they will bring to the job if selected.

The event will consist of the candidates answering pre-selected questions, followed by informal mingling. The question-and-answer portion will be live-streamed on City Channel 5’s website and the City of Spokane Facebook page.

Following the event, community members will be able to share their feedback with the Mayor’s office via survey.

“I am incredibly grateful to all of those who have participated in our search for a new Chief of Police. This search included robust community engagement, ensuring that voices from across our community were heard. I sincerely thank the public for their invaluable feedback and the members of the selection committee for their dedication and hard work,” Mayor Brown said.