SCOPE Programs

 Abandoned Vehicle Enforcement 

This special unit consists of tagging, ticketing and towing abandoned vehicles parked on county roadways for an extended period of time.

 Bicycle Safety Training/ Helmet Fitting

Working with local schools and communities to teach children bicycle safety and proper helmet fitting.

Business Watch and Relations

Building relationships with local businesses, including sharing SCOPE and Neighborhood Watch newsletters, conducting prowl checks (COP), and more.

Community Resources & Services

Assisting communities by providing information, resources and services for special events.

C.O.P. (Citizens On Patrol)

Acting as extra eyes and ears for law enforcement by patrolling neighborhoods, schools, trails, and more in order to reduce crime. Also provide prowl checks for businesses and homeowners.

  • School Patrol ~ monitoring the safety of children arriving and leaving local schools.
  • Centennial Trail Patrol ~ working with state and local Park Service to patrol the trail and trail heads.

Disabled Parking Patrol

Volunteers are commissioned by the Sheriff to educate the public and when necessary, issue citations for vehicles illegally parked in parking spaces designated for the disabled.

Flagging/Incidence Response

Assisting the Sheriff’s Office with traffic control as requested ~ incidents and special events. All volunteers with the proper training can participate.

Graffiti Task Force

Volunteers document graffiti, including taking photographs, and assist property owners on how to remove it.

Latent Fingerprinting

Latent fingerprints are lifted from prowled vehicles and other items.

Mounted Patrol

Volunteers on horses patrol trails and public lands in Spokane County. They actively assist with community events in rural areas and will patrol private property on request.

Neighborhood Watch

Collaborating with SCOPE to improve neighborhood communication in order to deter crime and aid in disaster/emergency preparedness. 

O.F. I. D. (Operation Family ID)

Children and/or at-risk adults are fingerprinted and photographed. Caretakers receive files so they can provide to law enforcement in an emergency.

Pawn Detail

Information on pawned merchandise is recorded into a database for review by detectives. Database is also scanned for matches.

Radar Watch

A radar reader board or trailer is used to document speeding in problem areas.

Sheriff’s Front Desk

Volunteers answer phones, take reports, handle complaints and respond to public inquiries at the Public Safety Building in downtown Spokane, at the Spokane Valley Police Department, or at the Valley Mall Crime Prevention Office.

SIRT (S.C.O.P.E. Incidence Response Team)

Supporting the Sheriff’s Office in controlling traffic at diverse incidents, crime scenes, and community events. Ongoing training required.

S.C.O.P.E. Emergency Response Communication (ERC)

A group of volunteers trained to use various means of radio communication (Amateur, GMRS, FRS and S.C.O.P.E. owned repeater) for neighborhoods during widespread power outages and disasters.