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Colfax opts out of duty for WSU


September 6, 2018 | View PDF

Colfax Mayor Todd Vanek Tuesday night reported to the city council that the city has opted out of game day duty for WSU games. The university's athletic department issues contracts to area police agencies to supply officers for security duty on game days.

Mayor Vanek told the city council his chief concern was the staffing problems of the police department which is still one officer short of a full roster. He said he believed the agreement could call for an officer to work an eight-hour duty shift at Pullman on the heels of a long shift at Colfax.

Colfax Police Chief Rick McNannay said the officers in the department are now working 10-hour shifts.

McNannay noted the city has applicants for filling the open position on the department.


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