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Doug Clark: Test your knowledge on the quest to appoint a new Spokane 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 …

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 …

Notes from Police Chief Frank Straub’s top staff show City Hall was informed of hostile work environment allegations 16 months before chief was fired

Allegations about former Spokane police Chief Frank Straub’s behavior were known to officials in the city’s human resources and legal departments nearly two years ago, according to notes from members …

Council members seek proof that downtown police precinct move will save money

Spokane City Council members are calling for city and police leaders to show how two-week old move of the downtown police precinct will save the city money.

Spokane leaders mum on suspension of police captain

Interim Spokane police Chief Rick Dobrow remained tight-lipped Tuesday about his reasons for placing the leader of the downtown police precinct on leave, saying only that it was related to …

Spokane police chief places leader of downtown precinct on leave

A high-ranking Spokane police officer was placed on leave today pending an internal investigation. Capt. Brad Arleth, who runs the department’s downtown precinct, will be paid while on leave, said …

SPD assistant chief Selby Smith to retire

The turmoil in the top ranks of the Spokane Police Department continues as assistant chief Selby Smith has announced that he will retire at the end of the year.

Spokane police department moves away from precinct model

The Spokane police department is no longer pursuing a plan to create decentralized police precincts but will continue staffing existing locations, interim Chief Rick Dobrow told the city’s Public Safety …

No police chief search in works; Dobrow named as interim

City leaders have no plans to begin a search for a permanent police chief after the Tuesday ouster of Frank Straub, a move police reform advocates say is a mistake. …

Memorial honors Washington law enforcement, Moore

Grief and respect transcended borders Tuesday, as the annual event memorializing fallen Washington state law enforcement officers adopted a broader look at the job given recent events in Coeur d’Alene …

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. …

Spokane’s SWAT unit renaming met with skepticism

In Spokane, SWAT is no more. The police department has rebranded the decades-old team of officers trained in tactical response as the “Emergency Response Unit,” as it seeks to broaden …

Rick Dobrow, new Spokane police assistant chief, doesn’t meet qualifications

Spokane’s new assistant police chief doesn’t meet the stated minimum qualifications for his new job. Rick Dobrow, who has served on the force for 20 years, was announced as the …

Spokane’s new assistant police chief doesn’t have qualifications listed by city

Spokane’s new assistant police chief doesn’t meet the stated minimum qualifications for his new job.

Rick Dobrow named assistant Spokane police chief

Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub has officially named Rick Dobrow the new assistant chief of the force, according to a news release.

Capt. Rick Dobrow is Chief Straub’s top candidate for assistant police chief

Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub’s top candidate to be assistant police chief is an internal candidate. City Councilman Jon Snyder, the chairman of the city’s public safety committee, said Friday …