Media Relations Philosophy
The SPD Public Information & Community Relations Unit (PICRU) is responsible for sharing information and maintaining community engagement between the Spokane Police Department and the public it serves.
The primary goals of the PICRU are to foster community trust and confidence in the Spokane Police Department by:
· Ensuring transparency and open lines of communication are maintained with all segments of the Spokane community
· Providing timely and accurate information to the media and to the public
· Maintaining engagement with the community through proactive outreach efforts
· Ensuring consistent and strategic branding and messaging for the Department
The primary points of contact for Spokane Police Department are:
Sergeant Lydia Taylor
SPD Public Information Officer
Sgt Taylor is available during the week and high profile incidents for information about current incidents happening in the city and coordinating on-camera interviews with department officials.
Monique Cotton is available for inquiries involving policy related issues, large-scale and ongoing investigations and coordinating on-camera interviews with the Chief and command staff.