SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane Police Department is trying a new program aimed at improving the department.
The department is swapping a lieutenant with a similar sized police department in Illinois for a week to pick up ideas on how they can improve.
Lieutenant Jeff Lockard from Bolingbook, Illinois is in Spokane for the rest of the week. Spokane Lieutenant Justin Lundgren was in Illinois earlier in September.
“We do the neighborhood community project but not to the extent that Spokane does it. It’s a great program where officers are working closely with the businesses and the citizens,” said Lt. Lockard.
Spokane Police said they hope to continue the program in the future.