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By Lucas Walsh
Cheney Free Press 

Cheney police department has three potential new hires


Last updated 1/26/2023 at 4:15pm

CHENEY – Three patrol officer candidates have made it to the background-check stage with the Cheney police department.

Since October of 2022, the Cheney police department has interviewed 37 individuals in an effort to regain its baseline personnel numbers.

As of the publication of this article, three of those 37 interviewees have progresses to the stage in which they must submit to a full background check, “Which takes a long time.” says police chief Rick Bechtel. “We’ve got some promising candidates though.”

Two of these candidates are “lateral hires,” which means they h...

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