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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White is headed to the White House next week to share his ideas on felons and air travel.

A press release from the City says that White wants to keep felony crime suspects from boarding planes, and that he will mention this during a White House discussion on Wednesday.

White is one of the few police chiefs selected to attend a 21st Century Policing Briefing at the White House. 

White, along with other police chiefs, will meet with White House staff to talk about President Obama's policing initiative. During the discussion, White wants to share his ideas for better crime database information with the TSA. He hopes that this will keep suspects with felony warrants from boarding planes.

This hits close to home for Coeur d'Alene. Back in March, Kyle Odom was arrested for the shooting of Pastor Tim Remington outside the Altar Church, but he was not arrested in Coeur d'Alene. That's because Odom was able to board a plane to Washington, D.C., where he was later arrested after throwing things over the White House fence. Odom has since been extradited back to Kootenai County.

Chief White hopes that by partnering the TSA with local police jurisdictions, there would be more communication and coordination regarding wanted felons.

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