Hensley recaps Cheney police activity

Concern growing over local crime

CHENEY – Police Chief John D. Hensley presented the department’s budget proposal to the City Council during a Nov. 23 meeting.

During the presentation, the chief also went over the department’s emergency calls over the last year and spoke about how the “new normal” of the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting law enforcement’s work in the area.

The city saw almost the exact same amount of service calls this year (23, 282) compared to last year (23,830).

These numbers are down over 3,000 calls compared to previous years before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chief Hensley estimates the decrease is related to s...


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