April 25, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 1

Cheney police benefit from regional task force

Joining six-agency force enables department to receive and share information, analysis and trends to help battle property crimes

When Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich asked the Cheney Police Department to join the newly created regional Property Crime Task Force, Police Chief John Hensley knew the reason for joining wasn’t because of problems.

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“We’re involved in this because we want to be a part of the solution in this region,” Hensley said.

Knezovich announced the creation of the task force April 3, linking the resources of law enforcement agencies in the cities of Cheney, Airway Heights, Spokane and Liberty Lake with forces in Spokane and Kootenai County in Idaho. Task force agencies will share data a...

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