January 10, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 38

First year back on the job

Cheney Police Chief John Hensley lists achievements such as new firing range, Volunteers in Policing while staffing, equipment challenges seen in 2013

John Hensley said he made a critical mistake when he retired from 28 years service in California law enforcement in 2006, one he won’t repeat next time he decides to hang up his badge.

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“Next time I retire, I’m going to have a plan,” Hensley said.

After five years away from working with the boys in blue Hensley found he was missing the day to day aspects of the career. So in 2011, he applied for the Cheney Police Chief position left vacant when former chief Jeff Sale departed for Bend, Ore., and on Dec. 14, was sworn as the head of Cheney’s 12-man department.

After having served as...

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