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  • Email details tense meeting between police volunteer group and Spokane mayor

    Following a tense meeting with Spokane Mayor David Condon, the director of a volunteer-driven community policing organization said he was uncomfortable around Condon because the mayor is “aggressive and angry …

  • COPS nudged toward more independence

    Spokane’s volunteer group Community Oriented Policing Services will move its headquarters out of the Public Safety Building this year, thanks to a city push to make the group more independent. …

  • Editorial: Foundation has been established for ongoing police reforms

    To appreciate how far Spokane has come with police reforms, it helps to remember where we were. In the summer of 2006, Police Department leaders were sticking with the pre-video-release …

  • Pact allows some city services at COPS shops

    The city and Spokane Community Oriented Policing Services have reached an agreement on a contract through the end of 2013. The 10 neighborhood COPS shops are staffed by volunteers, and …

  • Chief: COPS shops could be City Hall outposts

    The 27 Spokane neighborhood councils each send a representative to the monthly meeting of the Community Assembly on the first Friday of every month at City Hall. The tightly structured …

  • City considering COPS reform

    Spokane’s relationship with nonprofit Community Oriented Policing Services was jolted this month as the city considers program changes at the neighborhood centers it funds. COPS board Chairman Jack Brucick sent …

  • McGruff looking for volunteers

    Are you ready to take a bite out of crime? McGruff the Crime Dog is COPS’ furry mascot and he needs a little help making it to all his engagements …



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