Spokane Police Chief appointed to Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs Executive Board

Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 10:28 a.m.

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) has appointed Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl to its Executive Board.

Meidl’s appointment becomes effective January 1, 2018 and runs through May 2020. Meidl was selected to fill the unexpired term of Chief Steve Strachan (Bremerton Police Department) who has been selected as WASPC’s new Executive Director effective January 1, 2018.

“Chief Meidl leads a department that is a national model for policing and WASPC has been a great partner to the Spokane Police Department as it has evolved,” Spokane Mayor David Condon said. “Spokane will continue to grow a statewide collaboration that has been so successful.”

WASPC strives to enhance public safety through collaboration among law enforcement executives.

“It’s a true honor to be selected to serve on the WASPC Executive Board,” says Meidl. “I am looking forward to working with colleagues throughout Washington to help provide a positive impact for our State’s law enforcement.”

About WASPC: Founded in 1963, WASPC consists of executive and top management personnel from law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Membership includes sheriffs, police chiefs, the Washington State Patrol, the Washington Department of Corrections, and representatives of a number of federal agencies. WASPC is the only association of its kind in the nation combining representatives from local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement into a single body, working toward a common goal. WASPC's function is to provide specific materials and services to all law enforcement agencies in the state, members and non-members alike.

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