2008 Director’s Community Leadership Awards
Spokane County Sheriff's Department
Detective Richmond worked tirelessly in a successful 18-month investigation that resulted in multiple indictments and over 40 federal crimes against 24 members and associates of the Crips and Gangster Disciples gangs. Detective Richmond played a vital role in the organization and execution of a massive law enforcement operation involving more than 175 federal, state, and local authorities. This was the largest law enforcement action in Eastern Washington history. Twenty of the defendants were arrested in the Spokane area, and over 25 federal search warrants were executed in connection with these arrests.
Detective Richmond’s exceptional drive, dedication, and experience in the area of law enforcement have also allowed him to focus on the prevention and awareness of drug and gang violence, which has made a significant impact on the Spokane community. In addition, Detective Richmond assisted in developing better relationships among various law enforcement agencies to mount a more effective attack against drug and gang violence.