SPD Chief: Violence Is Unacceptable And Won't Be Tolerated - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

SPD Chief: Violence Is Unacceptable And Won't Be Tolerated

Posted: Updated:

SPOKANE, Wash. - After a string of violence in the past weeks, Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub reassured the public Wednesday that Spokane Police will investigate and arrest those responsible for violence in our community and work tirelessly to prevent future incidents. 

 Included in Straub's remarks were the following points:

  •  The Spokane Police Department wants to reassure the community that we will reduce crime.
  • The level of crime being experienced in Spokane is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
  • SPD is combating crime by utilizing data to conduct strategic enforcement in crime hot-spots and working with neighborhood conditions to prevent problems in hot spots.
  • Gang violence is a top priority for Spokane Police.  We have a gang task force that works solely on combating and preventing these crimes.  Our detectives, officers, and other law enforcement partners are working around the clock to end gang violence.
  • The public is encouraged to assist as well.  If you see something, say something.  Call the police if you know there is a large party or other activities that are causing concern in your neighborhood.  We will send officers out.  Report suspicious activity to Crime Check 456-2233.
  • The Spokane Police Department faces the challenge of decreased manpower, however we are addressing this issue by working smarter and more strategically.
  • We need gun safety; if you own a firearm, safeguard it.  Educate yourself on proper firearms handling.  Firearms and alcohol do not mix.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • INCREDIBLE drone video shows fire destruction over Pateros/Brewster

    INCREDIBLE drone video shows fire destruction over Pateros/Brewster

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:51:52 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Chelan HD Productions has given us permission to show this incredible video they shot with a drone surveying the damage done from the Carlton Complex Fire in the areas of Brewster and Pateros. This video is truly jaw dropping and really shows the level of destruction from the fire.>>
    KHQ.COM - Chelan HD Productions has given us permission to show this incredible video they shot with a drone surveying the damage done from the Carlton Complex Fire in the areas of Brewster and Pateros. This video is truly jaw dropping and really shows the level of destruction from the fire.>>
  • 10 Cheapest Houses For Sale In Spokane

    10 Cheapest Houses For Sale In Spokane

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 2:35 AM EST2013-11-27 07:35:08 GMT
    Whether you are in the market for an affordable place to live or are in the business of flipping houses, here are the 10 cheapest homes for sale in Spokane according to AllSpokaneHomes.com.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Whether you are in the market for an affordable place to live or are in the business of flipping houses, here are the 10 cheapest homes for sale in Spokane according to AllSpokaneHomes.com. Yes, they all need some work and some need a lot more than others, but when your mortgage payment is around the $200/month range there's at least something to stay positive about.>>
  • Deputies searching for man after attempted child luring in Post Falls

    Deputies searching for man after attempted child luring in Post Falls

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:54:23 GMT
    KHQ.COM- The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office needs your help tracking down a man who tried to lure a young child away from their home. Deputies said the enticing attempt happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday in Post Falls.According to the sheriff's office, a man approached a 6-year-old child that was playing in the driveway of a home near S. Pine Ct. The man tried to lure the child away by asking for help looking for lost kittens, and the child's grandmother says the man briefly followed the child ...>>
    KHQ.COM- The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office needs your help tracking down a man who tried to lure a young child away from their home. Deputies said the enticing attempt happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday in Post Falls.According to the sheriff's office, a man approached a 6-year-old child that was playing in the driveway of a home near S. Pine Ct. The man tried to lure the child away by asking for help looking for lost kittens, and the child's grandmother says the man briefly followed the child ...>>