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Cheney Police Department is first in Spokane County to receive state re-accreditation


The Cheney Police Department has become the first law enforcement agency in Spokane County and one of just a handful east of the Cascade Mountains to receive re-accreditation from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC —pronounced “wah-spik”).

To most individuals outside law enforcement that might not mean a whole lot, but to Police Chief John Hensley, Cmdr. Rick Campbell and the rest of Cheney’s department, it means other individuals in the profession have looked at what Cheney is doing and agree they’re doing law enforcement right.

“That has value, th...

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