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File #: 21-0160    Version: 1
Type: discussion Status: Filed
File created: 2/2/2021 In control: Ad Hoc Public Safety Committee
Agenda date: 2/11/2021 Final action: 2/11/2021
Title: Presentation and Discussion of Olympia's Municipal Criminal Justice System


Presentation and Discussion of Olympia’s Municipal Criminal Justice System


Recommended Action

City Manager Recommendation:

Present and Discuss Olympia’s Municipal Criminal Justice System.




Whether to present and discuss Olympia’s Criminal Justice System


Staff Contact:

Debbie Sullivan, Assistant City Manager, 360.753.8499



Assistant City Manager Debbie Sullivan

Deputy Police Chief Sam Costello

Acting Corrections Lieutenant Jaymey Holmes

Acting Chief Prosecutor Tye Graham

Public Defender Diane Duch

Court Administrator Maryam Olson

Thurston County Public Defense Director Patrick O’Connor


Background and Analysis:

The Ad Hoc Committee on Public Safety was established in September 2020 with the purpose to develop a greater understanding of the current public safety system (policing, courts, jail, etc.) and consider recommendations to Council on policy and budget options that will reduce inequities, eliminate bias, and create a public system that works for all.


Staff will present and discuss a high-level overview of Olympia’s criminal justice system. Each presenter will address their legal authority, mission, desired outcomes, other parts of the system that influence their work, and opportunities within to address inequities, bias, and racial injustice.


Staff will seek the Committee’s input to refine the presentation so it can be shared with the full Council and the community as part of the Re-Imagining Public Safety engagement process.


Neighborhood/Community Interests (if known):

The City is launching a community-wide public engagement process to re-imagine public safety in 2021.



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Financial Impact: