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Cheney Police promote Chad Estep to patrol sergeant

Move made possible through school district funding of school resource officer; department force remains at 14 officers


John McCallum

With Sgt. Kelly Hembach's salary and benefits covered by the Cheney School District, the Cheney Police Department was able to promote Chad Estep to the rank of patrol sergeant.

Cheney Police Department officials have announced the promotion of Officer Chad Estep to the rank of Patrol Sergeant, effective Feb. 25.

Originally from Colfax, Estep has over 16 years of law enforcement experience, of which two and a half have been with Cheney since a lateral transfer from the Lynnwood Police Department. He was also Cheney Police's Officer of the Year in 2012, the first officer to receive the award.

Police Chief John Hensley said the promotion was made possible through an arrangement between the department and the Cheney School District to provide a school resource officer...

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