Jeff Humphrey, Media Manager, 509.625.6308
Friday, October 23, 2020 at 2:48 p.m.
The City of Spokane is taking the final steps to make sure downtown Spokane’s new police Precinct is a fully functional reality.
On the outside, new signage to boost police presence and let people know where they can find help.
Just inside the Precinct, visitors will find a desk officer, who is ready to address the concerns of anyone who works, lives or plays downtown.
“If they are victims of crime or have suspect information or, they just have intel that’s going to be useful in a criminal investigation, they need to share that with us because that’s the only way we can gather that information and then act on it,” explained Precinct Captain Dave Singley.
By sharing your information with the desk officer, you’re helping Precinct supervisors decide where they should be focusing proactive patrols.
“Our officer is here at the front desk specifically to deal with problems and crime that are occurring downtown,” Singley added.
The new Precinct is creating a partnership between police and people who have a vested interest in protecting downtown’s quality of life.
It’s why members of the Downtown Spokane Partnership donated $50 thousand in cash and materials to help furnish desk space for the officers.
“As board chair of the Downtown Spokane Partnership, our mission is a very safe downtown, clean and vibrant. So for us, it’s just been a no-brainer. My business is right kitty-corner from here. I can speak for all the businesses, we love our police officers, we love a safe environment,” said Dave Black, CEO of Black Realty.
Here’s a list of the companies that invested $5 thousand or more in the new precinct.
Right now, you’ll find the front desk is staffed Monday through Friday from eight to four p.m.
However, no matter what time it is, if you’re seeing a crime in progress, you should still just dial 9-1-1.