Tuesday, August 25, 2009

HELP WANTED


GPD NEEDS A FEW GOOD MEN*

Recruitment & transfer efforts
are underway to fill 12 openings;

Uhrmacher says he's ready if called upon to be chief.
Transfers can require 7 mo. to train.
New recruits may need 18 mo.

They need to replace:
1 Deputy Chief
6 Sgts
5 Officers

Chad Kenyon to appear in Greece Town Court tomorrow for DWI charges from June of 2008

STORY

SCATS ~~ *Women, too ;) Why aren't they looking for a Lt. to replace Lt. Wise who is reported to be "retiring?"

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now I see why Kenyon's mom is parading from interview to interview. She's afraid dredging up the fatal crash from 2005 where he got off all his tickets and charges is going to hurt Chad when he goes to court Wednesday in his more recent case! Makes complete sense now!

Anonymous said...

Notice she doesn't say that there were no other drugs in her son. Why not? Seems funny that she is dwelling on only the supposed lack of alcohol.
Also funny that this woman seemed to not exist publicly before this scandal. Now she is a very attentive mother of a 21 year old man.

SCATS said...

To 11:16PM ~~ You're correct. She stays on the topic of alcohol. What I noticed especially in her previous interview with Berkeley Brean was how she "forgot" to mention Chad's rehab in 2003!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Wise figures he can step in as the new chief.

Anonymous said...

6:32- Uhrmacher already said he wants to be chief. Wise is toast for his indiscretions anyway.

Anonymous said...

I see someone new was sworn in at the Town meeting last night that joined the GPD. The audio was so bad I couldn't really hear his name, but I heard he comes to us from Avon.

SCATS said...

To 2:23PM ~~ The word is he is another "recycled" cop, middle-aged and been through a few PDs before landing his job in Greece. Where have we heard THIS STORY before?

Anonymous said...

I can see where hiring just rookies fresh out of training isn't feasible--somewhere in there you need to have a balance of experienced cops, and that means reaching out to other communities. Hopefully, they now come with integrity.

And if they ever do the "good cop, bad cop" routine when interviewing suspects..I hope they don't take the "bad cop" role literally..;).

SCATS said...

To 9:14PM ~~ A case can be made that the fact that Greece never hires and trains has put us where we are now. The "logic" behind this is that we let others pay for police training and then we take advantage of that. It worked really well, didn't it?

Anonymous said...

Scats; are you saying you want our own police supervision teaching?

SCATS said...

To 7:38AM ~~ I don't believe that is how it would happen. What I'm saying is that Greece under Auberger has not hired cops who need to go to police academy to be trained, supposedly to save $$. That means we take cops who have already been through outher departments, just like Pignato & Joseph had been.

Anonymous said...

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!

I hear most of the new applicants are from RPD.

Anonymous said...

New Police recruits are from a list generated by the outcome of a civil service test.
When a municipality hires the individual they (the municipality) must send the new officer for training at the Police Academy. The municipality pays the officers training tuition and the officer’s salary. That is the cost factor that Greece tries to circumvent by hiring transfers.
Is there long term savings by using this practice? Not in the cases that are before this community today.
Is this practive the best in assuring the tax payer that the police force that they are paying to protect them is the best that it can be.
If it is possible, and by the looks of it anything is possible in Greece when the supervisor wants it done, Brain Urmacher should be our next chief of police.