Join in the Conversation Tonight
Join us for a virtual community conversation where
viewers can call in during the discussion to ask questions of a panel of local leaders. Tune in for details about how to join the discussion.
Tuesday, June 9
6 pm - 8 pm
6-7 pm on KHQ
7-8 pm on SWX
Call 443-1111 for Questions
The nation is having a passionate and emotional conversation about policing and race in our country. Communities are struggling to redirect raw feelings of anger, confusion, and desperation into a productive dialogue that delivers lasting change.
Spokane has some
foundation already built over the past several years through a five-year collaboration between the Spokane Police Department and the US Department of Justice and conversations that occurred through that process, particularly with communities of color. That has led to:
- Studies of police practices and behaviors by researchers at Washington State University, Arizona State University, Eastern Washington University, and Gonzaga University
- Significant enhancements to training for de-escalation and implicit bias
- Greater transparency with body-worn cameras and citizen oversight
- Greater emphasis on community policing as part of a shift from the warrior model of policing to the guardian model.
This progress has put Spokane police ahead of other departments in its advancement as a 21st century police department, even as it works every day to continue advancing.
Spokane police officers remain committed to continuous learning, improving the department’s ability to serve the community, and become a national policing model. We hope you'll join us.