Phillip Tyler

Lived in Spokane since 1992. Father of two boys and a daughter. Graduated from Ferris High School prior to entering the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist. During his tour he won the Provost Marshal Award, the highest award for Law Enforcement in South Korea among the 4 major branches. He spent 16 years with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office – Jail Division where he was to first African American promoted to the ranks of Sergeant and Lieutenant. He achieved the status Certified Public Official in 2014 and was the Recipient of FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award. Currently, he serves as the President of the Spokane NAACP and works as Campus Security Officer at Gonzaga University, additionally he is a member of the Mayor’s Multi-cultural Advisory Committee, Member of Spokane County Human Rights Task Force, Member Spokane Public Schools Diversity Advisory Council, Member of Every Student Counts Alliance, Member of the Planning Committee for the Police & Community Forum, past Chair of Ombudsman Interview Committee and a previous youth mentor with Communities in Schools Spokane. Additionally, he owns his own communication/leadership consulting business, Wisdom In Words, and has worked with companies such as etailz and Better Business Bureau.