Sirens & Gavels

FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012, 6 A.M.

3 police chief candidates visit Spokane

From left facing camera, Spokane Police Chief candidates, George Markert, Daniel Mahoney and Frank Straub, visit with Spokane Mayor David Condon, left, and police historian, Susan S. Walker, during a meet-and-greet Wednesday in City Hall's Chase Gallery. (Dan Pelle)
From left facing camera, Spokane Police Chief candidates, George Markert, Daniel Mahoney and Frank Straub, visit with Spokane Mayor David Condon, left, and police historian, Susan S. Walker, during a meet-and-greet Wednesday in City Hall's Chase Gallery. (Dan Pelle)

From left facing camera, Spokane police chief candidates, George Markert, Daniel Mahoney and Frank Straub, visit with Spokane Mayor David Condon, left, and police historian, Susan S. Walker, during a meet-and-greet Wednesday in City Hall’s Chase Gallery. (SRphoto/Dan Pelle)

Three men vying to be the city of Spokane’s next police chief touted their experience, integrity, commitment to the job and their ability to solve tough problems in a series of interviews Wednesday with city officials and community leaders.

Only one of the five interviews with each candidate was open to the public, but the candidates said questions largely focused on the same issues: building trust, not just with the community but within the Spokane Police Department.

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