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Budget cuts take 2 positions from Centralia Police Department

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 11:23 am

Centralia’s aldermen have begun reacting to predicted shortfalls in city revenue by cutting personnel.

During their June 23 closed meeting the aldermen voted to eliminate two positions, two in the Centralia Police Department and one in the city office.

Bob Bias, chief of the Centralia Police Department confirmed that the positions held by CPD record clerk Brandy Hess and CPD officer Brian Dulany.

Centralia Police officer Brian Dulany presenting the CPD’s new K-9 officer, Ranger, a Belgian Malinois, to the board of aldermen during their March 29 meeting.

Centralia Police officer Brian Dulany presenting the CPD’s new K-9 officer, Ranger, a Belgian Malinois, to the board of aldermen when the program first began in March 2017.

City administrator Heather Russell said the position cuts were made for budget reasons.

Bias said that the CPD budget was not cut, only the two positions.

He said it leaves the department with three full-time dispatchers, one part time dispatcher, nine full time officers and and two part-time officers.

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