Posted on: July 7, 2017

BURN RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE

Outdoor Open Burning and Recreational Fires are RESTRICTED

Unauthorized open burning and unauthorized recreational fires are hereby ordered* discontinued in the Unincorporated areas of Spokane County.

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Sign-up to receive TEXT MESSAGE REMINDERS of your future District Court hearings.

Spokane County District Court now offers text message reminders for future court hearings. Reminders will be sent approximately 24 hours prior to your court hearing.

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Elections

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Ballot Drop Box Locations

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Ballot Drop Boxes are now open for the August 1st Primary Election! Drop Boxes close at 8 PM on Election Day.

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Current Election Information

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Important dates and information for the August 1st Primary Election can be found on our Current Election Information page.

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Voter Registration Deadline

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If you are not registered to vote in the state of Washington, you can still register in person until Monday, July 24th.  You must register in person at your county elections office for the August 1st Primary Election.

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Special Filing Period

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The Spokane County Elections Office will open a special filing period for several elected positions which had no candidates file during the regular filing period.  The special three-day filing period begins on August 8th for the districts listed ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

SWAC seeks volunteer for "Citizen at Large" position

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) is an advisory body that provides input pertaining to the management of solid waste and environmental issues. The committee recommends policy and provides oversight for the Spokane County Regional Solid Waste Syst...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Secure Your Load - Be a Load Warrior!

The Eco Team launches the "Secure Your Load" campaign at all three transfer stations.

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

Congratulations, Nick Gilliland!

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Bill is the May winner of two free rounds of golf for completing our Quality of Experience Survey. Thank you for your feedback! Complete the survey for a chance to win a round of golf (green fee only) for a twosome at any of our golf courses!

Past winners:...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Be a Spokane Visionary

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Do you have an idea for Spokane’s next big thing?

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

Inmate Roster

Inmate Roster

View the list of inmates currently in custody of Detention Services

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Property Information in the palm of your hand

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View property information and maps for your home, business, or a prospective real estate purchase. Spokane County SCOUT brings you school and services information, property taxes and valuations, maps, and more!

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Posted on: May 4, 2016

Spokane County TV

TV Survey

Watch Board of County Commissioner meetings & hearings, County spotlights, Parks & Recreation and Sheriff's Office videos.

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Midway Road Drainage Improvements

DESCRIPTION:  Midway Road Drainage Improvements

VICINITY:  This project lies in Section 28 of Township 27N, Range 43 EWM and runs along Midway Road and Little Spokane Drive

PROPONENT:  Spokane County

SPOKANE COUNTY CONTACT: &nb...

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Notices of Application & Technical Review
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Notice of Application - CUS-05-2017

FILE NO.:  CUS-05-2017

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:  Conditional Use Permit to allow a Wireless Communication Support Tower in the Large Tract Agricultural (LTA) zone pursuant to Section 14.616.240(14) of the Spokane County Zoning Code.

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Notice of Application - SP-1607-17

FILE NO: SP-1607-17

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:  A Preliminary Short Plat to divide 20 acres in to two (2) residential lots and one commonly owned remainder parcel under the Rural Cluster provisions.

PARCEL NO: 55353.9031

COMMENT PERIOD:  June...

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Notices of Application & Technical Review
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Holcomb Road - Replace double culvert with a bridge

DESCRIPTION: Holcomb Road - Replace double culvert with a bridge

VICINITY:  This project is located on Holcomb Road approximately 600’ north of SR 206 in north Spokane County, Section 23, Township 27N, Range 44E WM

PROPONENT: Spokane Coun...

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Notices of Application & Technical Review
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Notice of Application for Shiva Grading

DESCRIPTION:  Grading for Ilya Shiva Property

VICINITY: This property is located in Section 6, Township 25, Range 44 of the NE 1/4, Address is 8724 E. Wellesley Avenue

PROPONENT: Spokane County

SPOKANE COUNTY CONTACT: Spokane County Public ...

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Notices of Application & Technical Review
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Notice of Application - CUS-0004-2017

FILE NO:  CUS-0004-2017

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:  Conditional Use Permit for a kennel on 26 acres in the Rural Conservation (RCV) Zone pursuant to Section 14.618.240(13) of the Spokane County Zoning Code.

PARCEL NO:  23254.9029

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Notices of Application & Technical Review
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Palouse Highway Sidewalk/Pathway Project

Description:  Palouse Highway Sidewalk/Pathway Project

Vicinity:  This project is located in southern Spokane County in  the west half of Section 3, Township 24N, Range 43E WM, on the Palouse Highway beginning at 61st Avenue and ...

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Notices of Application & Technical Review
Posted on: April 25, 2017

Notice of Application - SP-1605-17

FILE NO:  SP-1605-17

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:  Preliminary Short Plat to divide approximately 20 acres into two (2) lots for single family residences, within a Rural Cluster, and one (1) remainder parcel to be undeveloped, in the Rural Co...

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Notices of Application & Technical Review
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Notice of Application - PN-2058-17

FILE NO:  PE-2058-17

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:  Preliminary Plat of Windsor Estates Remainder to divide 19.2 acres into 91 lots for single family residences in the Low Density Residential (LDR) Zone.

PARCEL NO:  37291.9080

COMMENT P...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Have ideas for Liberty Lake Regional Park?

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Spokane County Parks needs your help making plans for Liberty Lake Regional Park's future! Click below to learn more about this project.

Additional Info... Parks, Recreation & Golf
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Need a trail map?

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Download our latest trail maps and hit the trail!

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Looking for a night out under the stars?

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The Liberty Lake Campground Opens May 1st! Reserve your spot today!

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

Looking for an affordable event space?

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Check out our available rental facilities including Camp Caro Lodge! Reservation requests for 2017 now being accepted!

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Colbert Road reopens

Colbert Road from Little Spokane Drive to the "Y" at Little Spokane-Colbert Rd. has been reopened.

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Colbert Road closed from Little Spokane Dr to Little Spokane Dr Y

Colbert Road is closed from Little Spokane Drive to Little Spokane Drive Y. The road will remain closed until further notice due to flooding. Both Little Spokane Dr and Little Spokane Dr Y are open to travel.

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Elder Road open to travel!

Elder Road from Jackson Rd to Madison Rd has been opened to travel! That stretch of Elder has been closed since February 18th due to extreme flooding and washouts. County maintenance crews have been working hard and finally got it opened up today.

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Public Works
Posted on: June 23, 2017

Dunn Road reopened!

Dunn Road from Day Rd. to Day Mt. Spokane Rd. has been reopened.

Public Works
Posted on: May 18, 2017

Public Works announces plans for Bigelow Gulch Urban Corridor Project

Late this summer, Public Works will begin construction on phase 4A of the project at the intersection of Bigelow Gulch and Forker Road. In 2018, work will begin on phase 4 from Old Argonne Road to Evergreen Road.

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Hazardous Weather Outlook for Friday, May 5th

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Friday, May 5th:

Thunderstorms will be possible Friday. Some may be strong with brief gusty and potentially damaging winds, hail and locally heavy rain. The locally heavy rain will als...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Columbia Basin Highway open to travel.

Columbia Basin Highway from Pine Springs Rd to the Lincoln County line has been re-opened to travel.

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SCRAPS

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

Furry Fun

Click here for all the SCRAPS events this July!

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Posted on: July 1, 2017

July starts with a bang . .

Check out all our pet friendly events this July.

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Posted on: July 1, 2017

Summer Time Tips

Keep your pets safe and sound this summer.

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

SCRAPS All American Muttigree Challenge

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Go to the SCRAPS Facebook Page and enter our contest.  Ask your friends to vote for your mixed breed dog and win prizes.

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Posted on: July 1, 2017

Camping with your Dogs

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July is a terrific time to go camping with your dog and the Spokane area has some great places for you to give it a try. To make sure you and your dog have as much fun as you possibly can, it is important to follow the Scout Motto: "Be prepared."...

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Posted on: July 1, 2017

Dogs and Water Safety

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Contrary to popular belief, not all dogs are good swimmers. In fact each year approximately 40,000 pets ide in drowning accidents. While accidents like this happen for many different reasons, it is always best to be well prepared to keep your pets safe th...

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Posted on: July 1, 2017

Five Freedoms`

FREEDOM KITTY

The welfare of an animal includes its physical and mental state and we consider that good animal welfare implies both fitness and a sense of well-being. Any animal kept by man, must at least, be protected from unnecessary suffering. 

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Posted on: July 1, 2017

SCRAPS Hope Foundation

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As you celebrate our country's independence this Fourth of July, make sure your pets don't become independent from you! More pets are lost in July than any other month of the year. A dogs; hearing is ten times more sensitive than a humans and the loud noi...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fleeing Suspect in Stolen Car Escapes Deputies

Fleeing Suspect in Stolen Car Escapes Deputies

Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responding to a welfare check early Monday morning turned into a pursuit as the person they responded to assist fled in a vehicle on then on foot.  

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

UPDATE: Major Crimes/Fire Investigators called to Fatal Fire

UPDATE: Major Crimes/Fire Investigators called to Fatal Fire 

Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives and Spokane Valley Fire Investigators, assisted by Spokane County Forensic Team Technicians, continue to process the scene and collect evidence to...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Fatal Collision Friday Evening on South Graham Road

Fatal Collision Friday Evening on South Graham Road

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a serious injury, one vehicle rollover crash on July 14, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m.  The adult female driver, pronounced decea...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Major Crimes/Fire Investigators called to Fatal Fire

Major Crimes/Fire Investigators called to Fatal Fire  

Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are working with Spokane Valley Fire Investigators at the scene of a fatal house fire in the 1800 block of N. Sipple Road in Spokane Valley.  Wh...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Sheriff Knezovich Commissions 7 New Deputies

Sheriff Knezovich Commissions 7 New Deputies - Basic Law Enforcement Academy begins August 1st, in Spokane

Please help us welcome your 7 New Spokane County Deputies.  Sheriff Knezovich swore them in yesterday, July 17, 2017 in front of fa...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 14, 2017

No Criminal Charges in May 2017 Police Shooting (Spokane Police Dept.)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

No Criminal Charges in May 2017 Police Shooting 

SPOKANE COUNTY, July 14, 2017 – The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has determined that Spokane Police Officers Ronald Van Tassel, Jul...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 14, 2017

UPDATE July 14, 2017: Suspect Identified and Arrested

UPDATE: Suspect Identified and Arrested

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives investigating this incident identified the suspect as 32-year-old Joshua D. Trudeau and determined probable cause existed for his arrest.

With the assi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Suspect Arrested after Violent DV Assault

Suspect Arrested after Violent DV Assault

Spokane Valley Deputies with the assistance of K9 Bane arrested 42-year-old Sonny E. Cannella for Assault 2nd DV, a felony.  Major Crimes Detectives were called to the scene to conduct the investigation.

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Suspicious Person Possible Child Luring Information

Suspicious Person Possible Child Luring Information

Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a suspicious person, possible child luring attempt, yesterday afternoon in the 1900 block of N. Ella in Spokane Valley.

On July 11, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

UPDATE: Stolen Vehicle Located Abandon

UPDATE: Stolen Vehicle Located Abandon

Thanks to an alert citizen, the stolen Hyundai was recovered in the area of Atlantic and Lyons just before midnight.  The citizen recognized the vehicle after seeing the information requesting assistance broa...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Major Crime Detectives Need Your Help

Major Crime Detectives Need Your Help  

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives would like your help locating a silver 2016 Hyundai Veloster (similar to photo) with Washington license plates BEM8056.  The vehicle...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

UPDATE: Charges Dismissed in court-Officer Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

UPDATE: At first appearance in Spokane County District Court today, the charges in the case were DISMISSED.

****Officer Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 51-year-old John H. Scott, a Spokane Police Off...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Pizza Delivery for Suspected Burglar Foiled by Arrest

Pizza Delivery for Suspected Burglar Foiled by Arrest

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested 28-year-old Derek J. Dolan for burglary after an alert neighbor reported seeing a suspicious male break into the garage of a vacant home. &...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Reckless Driver Resists Arrest after Fleeing in a Vehicle and on Foot

Reckless Driver Resists Arrest after Fleeing in a Vehicle and on Foot

Spokane Valley Deputies arrested 24-year-old Cyle L. Dewey for several charges after he led them on a pursuit, a foot chase, and resisted arrest after he was caught.  Dewey was ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

A reminder from TARGET ZERO: New Distracted Driving Law: Effective July 23, 2017

A reminder from TARGET ZERONew Distracted Driving Law: Effective July 23, 2017

NO hand-held cell phone use while driving.

**  Even when stopped in traffic or at a traffic light.

**  Includes ALL electronic devices even tablet, laptops and v...

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Appliance Recycling

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Appliances like freezers, refrigerators and air conditioning units contain CFCs (Freon) and require special handling. Once the CFCs are removed the metals are recycled. Transfer Stations and the Waste to Energy Facility accept appliances at the r...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Clothing and Textile Recycling

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"More than 15 million tons of used textile waste is generated each year in the United States, and the amount has doubled over the last 20 years. An average American throws away approximately 80 pounds of used clothing per person. On average, national...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Construction & Demolition Waste

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Construction, demolition, and land clearing waste is largely inert, resulting from the construction, renovation, and demolitions of buildings, roads, and other man-made structures. The primary difference between demolition and inert waste is that demoliti...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fluorescent Lights & Lamp Ballasts

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Why recycle?

"Washington State law requires that all mercury-containing lights be recycled, as mercury is a potent neurotoxin. Although a single fluorescent light contains a very small amount of mercury, millions of these lights are sold every year in...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Local efforts recognized....

Our local efforts to divert misdemeanor defendants away from
jail and into services was recently mentioned in City and State Reports(New York) on-line publication.  Spokane continues to gain national
recognition for our varied and comprehensi...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Safety and Justice Challenge, glimpse and overview of work....

6/29/17As we wrap up our first year of the Mac Arthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, we thought we would provide a glimpse and overview of activities and work completed that we recently reported to the MacArthur Foundation.  ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Jail Transitions Pathways HUB Pilot authorized

On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 the Administrative Committee of the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council formally authorized a project to pilot a new re-entry program, referred to as the Jail Transitions Pathways HUB. This effort is a partnership with B...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Proposed Spokane Regional Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Facility Info online

At the 6/14/17 Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council (SRLJC)’s meeting a presentation was given for a proposed facility for Law enforcement officers to utilize when encountering someone who is determined to be better served by a crisis stabil...

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Spokane Regional Law & Justice Council News
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Office of Regional Pretrial Services Up and Running!

We are pleased to announce that the Spokane Regional Office of Pretrial Services (SROPTS) is fully staffed and now offering services to Municipal, District and Superior Courts. Per Director Cheryl Tofsrud, the office operates 7 days a week, from 6am to 5p...

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Spokane Regional Law & Justice Council News
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Operations of the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council (SRLJC)

Law and Justice Council members and support staff often receive questions about the structure of the Law and Justice Council;  who serves on the SRLJC (why and for how long) and the subcommittee structure. Answers to all of these questions, and m...

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