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A look at Spokane Police Department’s 2017 Strategic Plan

Craig Meidl, Police Chief

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:39 a.m.

Spokane Police Department’s 2017 Strategic Plan is now posted on the City’s website for citizens to review.

The 2017 Strategic Plan provides the framework for operations, work performance, and focus for every Spokane Police Department (SPD) employee, whether commissioned or non-commissioned.

The plan provides details on the three primary goals for the Spokane Police Department for 2017:

  1. Reduce and prevent crime and disorder.
  2. Continue to build and strengthen our relationships with the community
  3. Finish implementation of reform recommendations from the Use of Force Commission recommendations and Department of Justice COPS Office Collaborative Reform recommendations, including the culture audit and related training

The importance of collaboration is highlighted throughout the document. “Integral to successfully reducing crime and disorder, we will continue to build collaborative partnerships between SPD and the community,” says Chief Meidl.

Some specific initiatives involving collaboration include establishing a Vehicle Theft Task Force, focusing efforts on “hot spot” policing, and adding more Neighborhood Resource Officers (NRO) to the precincts to address quality of life issues in Spokane’s neighborhoods.

Spokane Police Department is committed to following best practices to build and increase public trust while promoting effective crime reduction strategies, established in the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The plan includes a reference chart that outlines the department’s progress in advancing 21st century policing principles.


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