Spokane Police Ombudsman Hired

Raheel Humayun will serve initial three year term

Deb Conklin, Chairperson, Office of the Police Ombudsman Commission, 509.625.6755 (Voicemail), dconklin@spokanecity.org

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 4 p.m.

The Office of Police Ombudsman Commission (OPOC) is pleased to announce that Raheel Humayun has accepted the position of Ombudsman for the City of Spokane. Mr. Humayun was a highly qualified candidate, and the unanimous choice of the OPOC for this position. He will serve for an initial term of three years, with the possibility of his contract being renewed by the OPOC. The salary for his position will be $97,321.68 annually.

Humayun will be moving to Spokane from Victoria, British Columbia. As a condition of his employment, he is required to obtain a work visa within seventy-five days. He will have up to forty-five days after obtaining the visa to take care of his affairs and conduct his move.

OPOC is moving forward with the selection of an Interim Ombudsman to bridge the gap before Humayun arrives. Mayor Condon and Council President Stuckart have asked OPOC to take over staffing of the Selection Committee. A five person committee is being established to review application materials from twenty-three applicants. They will provide OPOC with a list of the top 3 candidates, and OPOC will select the Interim.

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