The Spokane Police Department Continues Collaborative Reform Process with U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office

Monique Cotton, Director of Communication and Public Information, 509.363.8285

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:10 p.m.

The Spokane Police Department continues to engage in the Collaborative Reform process with the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). The COPS team is currently in Spokane on a week-long site visit.

While in Spokane, the COPS team is observing Spokane Police Department operations. The COPS team is attending in-service training sessions, participating in ride-a-longs, and meeting with officers. The team is also meeting with community leaders and gathering additional data during this visit. All of these activities will help inform their report and recommendations. The COPS team will conduct an additional site visit in November.

In previous visits to Spokane, representatives from the COPS Office met with Mayor Condon, U.S. Attorney Ormsby, and the Spokane Police Department’s leadership team to discuss the progress of the project and their initial findings.

The COPS Office plans to release findings and recommendations for the Spokane Police Department in December 2014.

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