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Cheney council OKs police officer funding application


Cheney will try once again to obtain funding to hire another police officer through the grant process.

At it’s first regular meeting in June Tuesday night, the City Council approved a Police Department request to file electronically for a $125,000 grant through the federal Cops Hiring Program (CHP). According to the grant announcement letter, applicants are asked to identify a specific crime or disorder area the money would be used for, and how those funds would help an “agency’s capacity to implement community policing approaches to the problem.”

Cheney Police Chief John Hensley t...

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