Cheney forum focuses on police

Departmental issues continue

CHENEY — Police Chief Rick Beghtol talked about his department‘s shortcomings and improvement plans during a public forum July 12.

The forum in Wren Pierson Center, 615 Fourth St. was attended by about 30 residents, police officers, Mayor Chris Grover, City Administrator Mark Schuller, Public Works Director Todd Ableman, and other city staff members.

Beghtol was transparent about department shortcomings and past leadership in the past. He emphasized the importance of restoring the department to a level of effectiveness he said had not been seen in years.

Beghtol himself had previously been emp...


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