Police reforms may hamstring public safety

I’ve been in the public safety profession in one capacity or another, since the late 1970’s, and I have seen significant changes in the profession — some good and some not so much. However, recent events in Olympia and across the nation regarding “police reforms” has caused me to wonder where these reforms are going to lead us, particularly here in our hometown of Cheney.

Candidly, the recently enacted police reform measures in Washington have made it harder for good cops to do an already difficult job, and more complicated too. I have learned over the years, that police oversight and accounta...


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