Airway Heights council briefed on upgrades for Police Department


September 27, 2012

Assets from shared agency cases help fund new equipment


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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