Cheney Free Press -

By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Cheney public safety needs - Part 1

Police looking for another officer, investigator, to handle increased cases and overtime


Last updated 11/21/2019 at 9:07am

CHENEY – For the city’s public safety chiefs, additional personnel is the number one item needed to address issues in the two department’s 2020 budgets.

For Police Chief John Hensley, adding a police detective to handle the ever increasing investigation needs and another police officer to deal with overtime top the goals for the coming year. Hensley also hopes to replace two aging patrol vehicles and the outdated and worn exterior video cameras downtown — the latter through a Spokane County grant.

The additional personnel are needed in the department’s $3.308 million budget becau...

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