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Cheney's crime rate still continuing under 2012 levels

Several Police Department measures are serving in maintaining an overall 20-plus percent reduction


John McCallum

Cheney police officers Dave Bailey (left) and Chad Estep (right) talk with a bar patron during First Night activities Sept. 26.

While showing a slight up tick over the last months of summer, crime in Cheney continues to be lower than this same time last year. And while the increase might be attributable to more people back in the city as vacations end and schools start, Police Chief John Hensley points to measures the department has undertaken in the last year and a half as reasons why overall levels are down – significantly.

"This is common sense policing," he said. "There's not a lot of science that goes into this. It's about thinking about what you want to accomplish and using your resources to do it."


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