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Council OKs special officer

Commissioned role needed due to school district creation of its safety officer position


January 11, 2018

John McCallum

Incoming Councilman Paul Schmidt is administered the oath of office by Cheney City Clerk Cindy Niemeier at the Jan. 9 council meeting.

In his first City Council meeting as mayor on Jan. 9, former Councilman Chris Grover presided over the passage of a pair of emergency measures, one of which gave the city's Police Chief the authority to appoint qualified individuals as a "Special Police Officer" should the need arise.

Ordinance X-21 defines the position as "an individual employed by someone other than the City police department for security and safety purposes having a commission from the chief of police to exercise the powers of a law enforcement officer limited to the scope of their employment and the terms of their commi...

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