SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane Police Department planned to roll out a new vehicle Tuesday.
SPD leaders hoped the new Kawasaki mule would help officers more quickly and efficiently navigate and patrol areas near the Centennial Trail, Kendall Yards, the Riverpoint Campus, and parks near Downtown.
The vehicle is part of SPD’s ongoing plans to address and reduce crime.
In Downtown Spokane, violent crime was reported down 13.25 percent this week from one year ago and down 20 percent in the last month.
Spokane Police planned to debut the Kawasaki mule at noon Tuesday at Riverfront Park.