It is our goal to provide timely information of value to the community, while complying with public disclosure laws and protecting the integrity of criminal investigations. The Spokane Police Department is a primary source of news in the Spokane community. Like news media, the Spokane Police Department operates 24/7, 52 weeks a year.
For more information about the PIO Office, please see the SPD Media Guide.
The primary point of contact for media related inquiries is
SPD Communication Director, Monique Cotton.
She can be reached at 509-363-8285 or 509-435-1866.
Our Media Relations Office offers a unique resource—Team PIOs. These officers volunteer for the additional duty of disseminating information at a scene. In addition to routine patrol, these officers have agreed to be available to respond to media requests. By doing this, our agency has committed to remaining accessible during all hours of the day.
These officers are often the first to respond to a scene, have the most current information and have been authorized to speak on behalf of the police department. Patrol PIO’s write and send press releases with updates of incidents that have occurred within the City of Spokane.