On October 6, 2008 the Office of Police Ombudsman was established to provide independent civilian oversight for Spokane Police Department conduct-related matters. The Police Ombudsman’s duty is to ensure that investigations are timely, thorough and objective.
On May 20, 2013, the Spokane City Council unanimously supported and approved the non-binding resolution #2013-0033, authored by Council members Salvatori and Allen. This resolution lays out the City Council’s vision of how the Office of Police Ombudsman will operate in the future after the overwhelming support by voters for Proposition 1 passed in February, 2013.
The City of Spokane Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for the first annual Spokane Human Rights Award. This is to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of one individual, one youth (under 21) and one organization that is promoting human rights and diversity in Spokane. The nomination deadline is November 22nd, 2013. Click HERE for the form and get your nominations in soon!
Office of Police Ombudsman
City Hall – First Floor
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, Washington 99201
Fax (509) 625-6748
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