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Spokane Police Department Property Crimes Unit Eliminated

SPOKANE POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE: The Spokane Police Department has struggled with budget cuts like every other agency in the country.  As of June 2011, the SPD's Property Crimes Division has been eliminated. The eight detective positions assigned to that unit have been eliminated through attrition.

Unfortunately, what this means to the average citizen of the City of Spokane is only about 5 % of property crimes will be investigated. Crimes continue to be committed and SPD would like to encourage citizens to continue to make police reports if they are a victim of a property crime.

An officer will continue to respond to take the initial report, but the likelihood of investigative follow-up is small.

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