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Page 10 Free Press Thursday, October 4, 2012 Cheney, ;hington police pool resources on incidents involving students that take place off By BECKY THOMAS "We started talking about it and campus, and starting in 2004 they worked together Staff Reporter A new law enforcement team is being deployed pretty soon it was, oh, we could do on a grant to reduce underage drinking. in Cheney, combining officers from the city and this and this. It kind of blossomed." The team had been scheduled to deploy this past university police forces, weekend, which also marked the first weekend with The Special Enforcement Detail, a group of Cheney Police Cmdr. Rick Campbell EWU backin session and a big footballrivalcoming seven officers from both the Cheney and Eastern to town. However, a handful of felony incidents and Washington University police departments, has "We started talking about it and pretty soon it arrests, including a downtown hit and run and a been assembled to provide support for both depart- was, oh, we could do this and this. It kind of blos- burglary, tied up officers and the full team did not ments when they need extra bodies. The team will somed," he said. get on the streets together, Campbell said. also focus on alcohol, drug and gang activity in the The SED will focus on alcohol, drug and gang Extra patrols were out last weekend and several community, crimes, which have risen in recent years and are parties were busted, but Campbell said officers Cheney Police Cmdr. Rick Campbell said the typically more frequent during the schoolyear, when didn