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Following the recommendation of Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue, a civilian panel voted unanimously Tuesday night for a deeper look into the actions of an officer responding to a protester near the Spokane Club for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
This is an encouraging sign of leadership, especially for those who worried that promoting Meidl from within would produce an overly protective police chief.
Choosing a new and hopefully sane police chief has become Spokane’s biggest quest for 2016. Today you can test your knowledge on this complicated subject by taking the following multiple-choice quiz.
Selection must start with “What do we want?”
A citizen committee tasked with helping Spokane hire a new police chief will hold three community forums in December to gather input.
The Spokane City Council will consider a resolution Monday to appoint Frank Straub as director of law enforcement, not chief of police. To become police chief, Straub needs to be commissioned in Washington by attending a police academy or receiving a waiver, said city spokeswoman Marlene Feist. Straub and Mayor David Condon are hopeful the state Criminal Justice Training Commission will grant him a waiver based on his background so he doesn’t have to attend a five-month training course.
Wednesday afternoon found me at the City Hall of Mirrors where reporters and the gullible gathered on the second-floor terrace to hear Spokane Mayor David Condon make the following announcement: Frank Straub will be the next police chief.
Mayor David Condon’s choice to lead the Spokane Police Department has spent much of his career managing and working for large law enforcement agencies. But it’s medium-size police forces serving cities like Spokane where Frank Straub thinks the greatest innovation can occur. “If you really want to be innovative in policing and you really want to get things done in policing, you get much more done in a department this size than you do in an Indianapolis-size department or Chicago or New York,” said Straub at a City Hall news conference after he was introduced as Spokane’s new chief.
After devoting literally minutes to examining the three final Spokane police chief candidates, I have come to a career-altering decision. I’m taking the job.
Blair Ulring has withdrawn his name from the list of finalists for the next chief of the Spokane Police Department following questions about his academic credentials. The former chief of police in Stockton, Calif., listed on his resume a bachelor of science degree in 1997 and a master of science degree in 2002, both “summa cum laude,” from “La Salle University.”
Blair Ulring has withdrawn his name from contention for the next chief of the Spokane Police following questions about his academic credentials.
Well, well. Time again to welcome the sad, misguided suckers who think they want to become our next Spokane police chief. Hey, I realize why any outsider would want to call my hometown home.
Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick told the Seattle Times that she is closely monitoring the search for a new Seattle chief but avoided saying if she plans to apply for the open job. Last year Kirkpatrick applied for the top job in San Francisco’s police department but downplayed the action and argued that as a woman leading a large department, she’s often recruited.
Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick told The Seattle Times that she is closely monitoring the search for a new Seattle chief, but avoided saying if she plans to apply for the open job.