May 23, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 5

Removing a layer

Cheney Police Department changes should create greater efficiency, flexibility

If all goes according to plan, Cheney residents should see no difference in the re-organized structure of its Police Department – not even discolored areas on uniform sleeves where stripes used to be.

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After a review and discussions with the Police Guild, Police Chief John Hensley recommended that City Council approve an ordinance changing the department structure by removing the rank of corporal, replacing it with Police Officer, and adjust the salary structure accordingly. The council unanimously agreed to the ordinance at their May 14 meeting, holding all three readings and passage at o...

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