Criminal Justice Reforms

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The Spokane Police Department operates four co-deployed teams, funded by Trueblood contempt fines, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the State’s competency evaluation and restoration services. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has one team funded by a Washington Association of Sheriff’s & Police Chiefs (WASPC) grant. Both law enforcement agencies partner with Frontier Behavioral Health to staff the mental health professionals. The Sheriff’s Office has a designated co-deployed team, whereas the four mental health professionals rotate among patrol officers with the Spokane Police Department.