Bart W. Logue began serving as the Police Ombudsman for the City of Spokane in September 2016, after previously serving for seven months as the Interim Police Ombudsman. Bart is a Certified Practitioner of Oversight through the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE). Bart also serves as a Commissioner on the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.
In his current role, Bart focuses his efforts on thorough oversight of Internal Affairs investigations; impactful recommendations for reforms to training and policies for the Spokane Police Department; and advocacy efforts to ensure community member concerns are properly addressed. Bart conducts extensive community outreach to broaden understanding of the role of the Ombudsman while addressing community concerns into the professionalism and accountability of members of the police department.
Bart has been a member of NACOLE since 2016 and attended conferences in person or virtually each year. Recognizing the value of serving with oversight professionals, Bart has served on several NACOLE committees: the Strategic Planning Committee (2019-2021), the Member Development and Advocacy Committee (2021-2022), the Policy Development Committee (2021), and the Internal Operations Committee (2022).
In his community, Bart completed the course of instruction in 2018 for Leadership Spokane and began serving on the Leadership Spokane Alumni Board in 2019 as well as the Leadership Spokane Board of Directors in 2020. He was elected as the Board Chair in 2021 where he continues to serve. Bart also served for three years on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit specializing in relocation of victims of human trafficking.
Bart worked with the Spokane Police Department to completely re-write its Use of Force Policy to be on par with progressive policies that place an emphasis on the value of human life and de-escalation tactics only 6 years after the department entered into a Collaborative Reform agreement with the Department of Justice. Bart also shepherded the implementation of the Police Force Analysis System, a web-based tool which makes information from use of force reports available to the public as interactive dashboards and also serves as an oversight tool to quickly analyze force used by officers.
Prior to his work in civilian oversight of law enforcement, Bart retired from the United States Marine Corps after more than 25 years of active service. Career highlights included accreditation as a Military Diplomat and serving as the Marine Attaché and American Legation United States Naval Attaché to Amman, Jordan, and serving as the Provost Marshal for Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
Bart has a Master of Forensic Sciences from National University and a Master of National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School. Bart is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Session 239, and is also a certified Advanced Force Science Specialist. Bart is married to his wife, Janice, and they have two sons, Mitchel and Cory, and two daughters, Mikayla and Sadie.