Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich along with Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub, Liberty Lake Police Chief Brian Asmus, Airway Heights Police Chief Lee Bennett, Cheney Police Chief John Hensley and Lt. Andy Boyle from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office have announced the formation of a regional Property Crime Task Force.
The task force has been implemented due to the amount of property crimes committed in Spokane County and North Idaho. Agencies involved with this unit will share intelligence and data with the anticipated result of targeting times, locations and persons committing property crime in our region. Based on this information, agencies will focus resources strategically to combat this type of criminal activity and also to educate the public so citizens are aware of issues within their community.
Law enforcement depends on information provided by citizens to assist with investigating these and other types of crimes. The task force encourages citizens to continue to call in suspicious persons and activity as this information provides law enforcement with investigative information needed to combat criminal activity in our community.