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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Cheney crime declines

Reduction in assaults leads the way in overall drop in incidents


Last updated 2/7/2020 at 12:01am

CHENEY – Crime in the city dropped by almost 10 percent in 2019, something officials attribute mainly to one aspect of the city’s police department — it’s size.

The department has been able to hire some new patrol officers the past few years, including one paid for by revenue from the 2015 levy lid lift. Police Chief John Hensley said this has made a difference with how officers’ patrol, allowing them the ability to get off of 1st Street and get into the neighborhoods more often than in the past.

“They have discretionary time to go looking for bad guys,” Hensley said.

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