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Cheney police seek to maintain level of service with money


When it comes to department goals in the coming year, Cheney Police Chief John Hensley is keeping it pretty simple.

“Providing the same level of service as last year,” Hensley told the City Council at its Oct. 22 meeting.

The department is proposing a 2014 budget of $2,462,600; $37,400 less than this year’s budget. The budget reflects just over a 2.2 percent increase in salaries and benefits, up from $1,878,300 to $1,921,200 that is offset by a 14.3 percent decrease in maintenance and operations, much of which comes from operating rentals and leases.

Most of this funding will come out...

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