Sheriff's Information Systems Coordinator Doug Silver
As Information Systems Coordinator, Doug Silver manages planning, research and analysis operations within the Sheriff’s Office. Lexipol policy manual, SPOCAT (Spokane County Analysis Team), RIG 9, database management, statistical data, mapping , bulletins and analysis are his responsibility. He promotes Intelligence Led Policing (ILP) which improves the safety of the community by using information to better utilize limited resources to focus on the most active criminals.
Doug Silver has been with the Spokane Sheriff’s Office for 39 years. He spent 28yrs as a commissioned deputy in the Spokane Sheriff’s Office as a Patrol Deputy, SWAT team member, Property Crimes Detective, Narcotics Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Training Sergeant, Instructor for numerous law enforcement classes for the Sheriff’s Office, Patrol Lieutenant, Property Crimes Lieutenant, Major Crimes Lieutenant and Investigative Captain. The past 11 years have been spent doing planning, research and analysis work. He has also instructed numerous Criminal Justice classes at Spokane Community College.
As a Lieutenant and Captain, Doug worked as part of the Homicide Task Force in the positions of co-commander, spokesperson, and analyst. His analytical work placed Robert Yates on the serial killer suspect list that led to his arrest.
Doug developed and programmed the current process for obtaining Sheriff’s statistics from a 1994 shared CAD/RMS system. This data is used for assessments, contracts, tactical planning and strategic planning. The Sheriff’s Office is converting to the NIBRS federal reporting system which requires a rewrite of the processes. He is currently a member of the governing board for LinXNW.
Silver graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor degree in Police Science.