For my readers who don’t recall, along with a Culture Audit of SPD, the COPS/DOJ Review included the recommendation that a Staffing Analysis of SPD be done to see what kind of a bang we are getting for our bucks.
I have covered the Staffing Analysis of SPD pretty extensively in the past and here are just a couple of recent stories.
If you have followed the Staffing Analysis issue you would know that it was super-secret stuff and the Spokane City Council didn’t even know about it. So as is often the case a PRR had to be submitted to get everyone up to speed, unfortunately including the City Council and the Public.
Here is just some of the email interaction involving the super-secret stuff:
You might notice from the above email thread that I’m on Interim Chief Meidl’s stay away from list, which is generally the case when an investigative reporter actually confronts public officials with the tough questions they don’t want to answer. The type of questions other reporters either are afraid to ask or they simply don’t get it.
When I write a story on my news sight I almost always receive even more information from sources regarding the issues I report on, and that is exactly the case regarding the Staffing Analysis Issue. I am going to hold off on what I have learned until we see the work product of Timothy J Freesmeyer a former cop and now “Expert Consultant”. I’ll just say it is pretty typical of what is going on at SPD.
This is some background:
The following are links to all the RFP responses so you can decide:
I certainly will “BE ON THE LOOKOUT” …The public, The City Council, and Other Media should be as well.