Cheney police department requests two new patrol officers and a drone

CHENEY – The 2023 budget proposal included requests for two additional police officers and a flying drone program for the city’s use. The budget proposal was given by police chief Rick Beghtol at city council meeting, Nov. 22.

“We are currently authorized to have 16 commissioned employees, and we only have 14. So once we’re back up to 16, the new budget is asking for two more commissioned officers, which would bring us to 18.” Beghtol said. The budget lists a $300,000 expense for those two new officers.

“That number includes training, equipment, and benefits for those two officers.” That fundi...


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