Spokane Police Academy Receives $1.4 Million Funding Boost Thanks to Council Members Wilkerson and Zappone


Council Members Betsy Wilkerson and Zack Zappone, along with state officials, have secured $1.4 million in funding for the renovation and expansion of the Spokane Police Academy.

The funding will provide necessary additional basic law enforcement classes and will help ensure that there are sufficient peace officers who are well trained.

The work of Council Members Wilkerson and Zappone, along with Senator Andy Billig and Representatives Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli, was crucial in securing the funding, which was in doubt throughout the legislative session.

The Spokane Police Academy provides training to prospective officers who will serve across the state, making it a necessary investment in the future of Spokane and the rest of Washington.

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