The City of Bend has decided on Jeff Sale as Bend's next police chief. Sale is currently the Police Chief in Cheney, Washington. Bend City Manager Eric King says they offered sale the job and he's accepted, all that's left is a more extensive background check. King says he'll bring a lot of attributes to Bend: “And he's also done a lot of innovative things like leveraging technology and improving efficiencies and he's been very successful at getting grant monies for federal state resources. It’s really exciting to have him here in Bend and looking forward to him starting.” Sale is expected to start here in Bend in early August. He will be replacing Sandi Baxter who is retiring from the Bend Police Department after thirty years.