Stories tagged: police chief
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 5:40 p.m.
Rathdrum appoints only female police chief in Idaho
Rathdrum’s new police chief will soon become Idaho’s only woman leading a city policy agency.
Sat., Oct. 15, 2016, 9:09 p.m.
Wapato hires police chief fired from Zillah
Three days after being fired, longtime Zillah police Chief Dave Simmons has been hired to lead the Wapato Police Department.
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
City of Spokane spent about $28,000 on police chief search
The city of Spokane spent nearly $29,000 on its yearlong search for a new police chief, according to public records compiled by The Spokesman-Review.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Mayor David Condon picks Craig Meidl to be Spokane police chief – again
Unless the City Council pushes for a third round of finalist appearances, Craig Meidl will be Spokane’s next police chief.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, midnight
Editorial: Calm prevails in police search
Fortunately, a compromise was forged between the mayor and two councilmembers, Lori Kinnear and Breean Beggs, who asked for more time to bring in candidates. The mayor agreed to that …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Lack of public involvement leads Stuckart to reject Meidl’s appointment as police chief
City Council President Ben Stuckart said Thursday that he would vote against Craig Meidl’s appointment as Spokane’s police chief Monday night. He will urge his fellow council members to do …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
Police association supports chief appointment
A union for the city’s police brass released a statement Wednesday supporting the appointment of Craig Meidl as the department’s new chief. The Lieutenants and Captains Association’s statement cited Meidl’s …
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
Council members challenge mayor’s authority to name police chief without vote
Mayor David Condon will not immediately seek a confirmation vote for Craig Meidl, his choice to head the Spokane Police Department. Some city council members said not holding a hearing …
Sat., July 23, 2016, midnight
H.W. Braham: Questions for police chief candidates
I was asked to provide questions to the interview committee and submitted the items listed below.
Wed., July 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Dominic Rizzi: Ex-Chicago cop, current Yakima chief says he wouldn’t change marijuana enforcement
Yakima police Chief Dominic Rizzi says he has no plans to interfere with marijuana businesses in Spokane. Rizzi, one of two finalists vying to run the Spokane Police Department, has …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
Spokane Valley appoints Capt. Mark Werner new police chief
Spokane Valley City officials announced Tuesday that Capt. Mark Werner will be the city’s next police chief.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 4:42 p.m.
Sheriff names finalists for Valley police chief job
Spokane Valley will pick new police chief among candidates selected by Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich
Tue., May 24, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
Portland mayor places police chief on paid leave
The Portland mayor has placed Portland police Chief Larry O’Dea on paid administrative leave after information emerged that the chief may have misled an investigator about his involvement in an …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
Spokane police chief job draws 31 applicants
Thirty-one people have applied to be the next chief of the Spokane Police Department, and eight of them live in Washington.
Tue., May 10, 2016, 9:13 a.m.
No internal candidates have applied for Spokane police chief job
With a week left to go before Spokane closes applications for a new police chief, the city already has 17 candidates to consider.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
Spokane seeks a ‘stabilizing’ police chief
Spokane seeks a police chief who can be a “stabilizing leader” for a challenging department, according to a job description posted this week.
Mon., March 28, 2016, 8:19 p.m.
Spokane City Council agrees to $25,000 contract to help find next police chief
The Spokane City Council unanimously approved spending $25,000 on Monday to hire a consulting firm to help in the search for a new police chief. The firm, Strategic Government Resources, …
Sun., March 13, 2016, midnight
Gary Crooks: Want to elect police chief?
Would you rather keep the current way of hiring a police chief, or would you rather the position be subject to direct election?
Wed., March 2, 2016, 7:24 a.m.
Moscow police chief job has 12 candidates
Twelve candidates have applied to be Moscow’s next police chief.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Doug Clark: Spokane goes through police chiefs faster than Walt Worthy goes through hotel linens
Interim Spokane Police Chief Rick Dobrow announced his retirement after just months on the job, a pattern that’s becoming familiar to Spokanites.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Spokane interim police Chief Dobrow announces retirement
Interim Spokane Police Chief Rick Dobrow abruptly announced his retirement on Friday, throwing more uncertainty in the leadership of the department. The change at the top gives the department its …
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015, 10:16 p.m.
Police forum attendees want new chief who’s dedicated to community policing
A dedication to community policing was high on the wishlist of the dozen or so Spokane residents who attended a forum Tuesday to provide input on hiring the city’s next …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 10:27 p.m.
Spokane Mayor Condon forms committee for police chief search
The City of Spokane has formed a citizen committee to advise on the search process for a new police chief, but doesn’t expect recruitment for the job to begin until …
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014, midnight
Coeur d’Alene asks for residents’ help in police chief search
Coeur d’Alene is searching for a resident to participate in the process of hiring the city’s next police chief. Mayor Steve Widmyer has formed a 14-member committee to interview candidates, …
Wed., June 26, 2013, midnight
Police officers feared Scott Stephens’ intent
When fellow police officers heard Assistant Chief Scott Stephens say he wanted to “go home and get a rifle” after hearing of his impending demotion last December, they feared it …
Tue., Oct. 9, 2012, midnight
New chief takes oath
Frank Straub was sworn in Monday as Spokane’s new police chief. Public officials gathered to witness the ceremony, which came a week after he began work in his new job.
Fri., Oct. 5, 2012, 7:59 a.m.
Spirit Lake police chief resigns
SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho — Spirit Lake’s police chief has resigned and two other officers were disciplined over an inappropriate conversation at work.
Fri., Sept. 14, 2012, midnight
Vestal: Patience needed to weigh ‘Action Guy’s’ decisions
Mayor David Condon once referred to himself as an “action guy.” Eight months into the strongest example so far of Spokane’s strong-mayor system, the term seems apt. Action Guy! Cutting …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2012, midnight
State grants Straub training waiver
BURIEN, Wash. – Spokane’s new director of law enforcement will not have to attend a five-month police academy to become a commissioned officer in Washington. The state Criminal Justice Training …
Tue., Sept. 11, 2012, midnight
Straub gets show of support
Tired of hearing negative things about the man he selected to be police chief, Mayor David Condon and his top administrator personally paid to fly four Indiana residents to Spokane …