Council unveils police recruitment and retention strategy

SPOKANE VALLEY – In a session of the Spokane Valley City Council on February 6, 2024, Chief Dave Ellis presented an extensive plan outlining the recruitment and retention initiatives for the Spokane Valley Deputies. Against the backdrop of community concerns and evolving law enforcement dynamics, the council delved into a multifaceted strategy aimed at bolstering the city’s police force.

Erik Lamb, the deputy city manager, initiated the discussion by highlighting the collaborative efforts to explore the addition of ten officers in 2024.

“We had a committee meeting last week and staff are worki...


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