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The Moses Lake Police Department. MLPD Chief Kevin Fuhr is asking the city council to find the money to hire as many as six additional officers beginning in 2024.

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Fuhr seeks additional officers for MLPD
May 25, 2023 4:45 p.m.

Fuhr seeks additional officers for MLPD

Police chief seeks $1M in funding to ensure police force is adequate

MOSES LAKE — Moses Lake Police Chief Kevin Fuhr is asking the city council to consider adding up to $1 million to the police department’s annual budget to hire as many as six new officers, citing the department’s workload. “We run six officers per shift per crew and any given time, but with education and training, simply we average between four and five officers at any given that are working,” Fuhr told members of the Moses Lake city council on Tuesday. “Unfortunately, we are busy enough that four or five officers just doesn’t cut it anymore,” added the chief, who is also interim city manager.