September 27, 2012 |

Airway Heights council briefed on upgrades for Police Department

Assets from shared agency cases help fund new equipment

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By JAMES EIK

Staff Reporter

Upgrades for the city's police department equipment dominated discussion at Airway Heights' City Council work session Monday, Sept. 25.

After receiving funds from a shared assets case with the FBI and Washington State Patrol in 2010, the city's Police Department had $271,105.62 to invest in upgrades to fight crime. Among the items pursued by Police Chief Lee Bennett include three new vehicles, handguns, Tasers and threat-level entry body armor.

“It's fortunate we had the money to buy them,” Bennett sai...

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