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Police & Community Forum on Nov. 17

Police & Community Forum on Nov. 17

All are welcome to attend a Police & Community Forum on November 17, at 6 pm, at East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St.  Its purpose is to create an opportunity for dialogue between law enforcement and the community and to build trust. The evening begins with panel discussion. Panels are made up of community members and law enforcement (both Spokane Police and Spokane County Sheriff’s Office) employees. Later, everyone breaks into small groups to discuss. The small-group discussion allows…

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Register Your National Night Out Block Party for 2016

Register Your National Night Out Block Party for 2016

If you’re thinking about holding a block party for the National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 2, please be sure to register with Spokane C.O.P.S. so they can make it a part of the citywide schedule. The deadline for registration is Monday, July 25. And while you’re at it, please let us know so we can spread the word via our e-newsletter and social media. Why organize a block party on that date? Because it will be part of the annual National Night Out Against…

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Second Public SPD Compstat Meeting (Mar 23)

Second Public SPD Compstat Meeting (Mar 23)

The Spokane Police Department will be holding its second public Compstat meeting on Wednesday, March 23 at 9:30 am in the City Council Chambers (808 W Spokane Falls Blvd). This is a follow-up of sorts to the first public Compstat meeting that took place on February 17. What’s Compstat? This the name for the monthly meeting of the SPD leadership team to discuss the latest crime trends, significant arrests and investigations. Compstat reports are posted here every week for public viewing. During the March 23 briefing, you’ll get an idea of…

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Public Crime Strategy Meeting (Feb 17)

Public Crime Strategy Meeting (Feb 17)

The Spokane Police Department leadership team meets monthly to discuss the latest crime trends, significant arrests, and investigations. These meetings are called Compstat Meetings. Tomorrow (Wednesday, February 17) the public is invited to watch that process starting at 9:30am at the Fire Training Center (1618 N Rebecca). During this Compstat briefing you will see SPD’s efforts to address crime, quality of life issues, and community outreach efforts made in the prior month. Also included in the presentation will be crime hot spots…

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Recap of the February 2016 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Recap of the February 2016 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

This is a brief recap of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council (EGNC) meeting that took place on February 10, 2016. Patrick Striker, the Executive Director of the Spokane Community-Oriented Policing Services (Spokane C.O.P.S.) program gave common-sense advice about preventing crime. Some of his tips included: Do not leave anything tempting in a vehicle, such as a laptop bag, regardless of whether or not it contains valuable contents. As jackets can also be used for covering valuables, that may also be tempting to a…

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Materials for the Feb 10 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Materials for the Feb 10 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Following its customary January hiatus, the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council resumes its monthly meeting schedule tomorrow (Wednesday, February 10). It starts at 6pm in the Corbin Senior Activity Center Center (827 W Cleveland). There are two guest speakers this month: Jonathan Mallahan of the City of Spokane and Patrick Striker of Spokane COPS. Jonathan will be speaking about the reorganization at City Hall and what that means for neighborhoods. He’ll leave time to field questions and address some of the concerns we had when the news was…

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Recap of the November 2015 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Recap of the November 2015 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

This is a brief recap of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council meeting that took place on November 11, 2015. Officer Tracy Douglas reported on the monthly statistics for area “P2,” which includes Emerson-Garfield as well as West Central and parts of the North Hill Neighborhood. There were no sexual assaults in our area last month, nor any commercial robberies. There were two robberies of a person, one domestic violence incident, and 14 violent crimes in the last month. For residential burglary, there…

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