SPD/CJTC News Conference to be Held on January 6

Monique Cotton, Director of Communication and Public Information, 509.363.8285

Friday, January 2, 2015 at Midnight

The Spokane Police Department, in partnership with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC), will hold a news conference on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, the first day of the Spokane Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA). The start of class on Tuesday marks the first BLEA held in Spokane since 2008. Agencies from throughout the state of Washington have students enrolled in the academy, including many agencies from Eastern Washington.

News conference date, time and location:

  • Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at 12:30 p.m. (media please arrive at 12:15 p.m.)
  • Spokane Police Academy
    2302 North Waterworks Street, Spokane, WA 99212

The following individuals will address media during the news conference:

  • WSCJTC Executive Director Sue Rahr (Director Rahr was recently appointed to President Obama's Commission on 21st Century Policing)
  • WSCJTC Deputy Director Dave Bales
  • Spokane Mayor David Condon
  • Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub

The following agencies have students enrolled in the Spokane BLEA:

  • Aberdeen Police Department
  • Benton County Sheriff's Office
  • Ferry County Sheriff's Office
  • Granger Police Department
  • Kennewick Police Department
  • Liberty Lake Police Department
  • Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
  • Liquor Control Board
  • Pasco Police Department
  • Pullman Police Department
  • Richland Police Department
  • Spokane County Sheriff's Office
  • Spokane Police Department
  • Walla Walla Police Department
  • Wenatchee Police Department
  • West Richland Police Department
  • Yakima Police Department
  • West Richard Police Department

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