Police facing staffing issue

Airway Heights looks for help from partners

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – The City Council discussed public safety issues and emergent budget needs during a March 25 meeting.

Police Chief Brad Richmond led a presentation on emergent budget needs, highlighting staffing requirements for the investigative and patrol division of his department.

“Our detectives division currently faces staffing challenges, with only three detectives, a lower number than in 2019,” Richmond said.

“Despite this, our team of 37 active major crimes investigators is diligently working on cases, with 54% involving serious offenses such as rape, child molestation and child tortu...

 

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