Letter to the Editor

The fact that the Cheney Police Department lost its accreditation in 2018, during Mayor Grover’s tenure, and is only now starting to discuss re-accreditation five years later, is an outrage and a disgrace.

According to the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, “the purpose of law enforcement agency accreditation is to professionalize the law enforcement industry by providing a review process for agencies to be certified as operating under industry best practices and standards.”

Given the severity and scope of misconduct identified and investigated within the department in the p...


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