Tuesday, August 31, 2010

GPD Hiring New Recruits ~ First In 15 Years!

   
13WHAM reports:  Four new Greece born & raised recruits begin 10 months of training tomorrow;

Chief Baxter reports "it it took some convincing to get approval, because it takes time and money to train recruits."

SCATS ~~ We'll just add this to the ever-growing list of additional costs the Rahn years brought to taxpayers,  thanks John Auberger!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

With the increasing amount of criminal activities in the town, we will need a steady supply of police officers to patrol, investigate, protect.
I assume that some of the officers will be retiring over the next 5-10 years, and I sure wold want them replaced by officers with lots of background and experience.

SCATS said...

To 9:43AM ~~ I agree with you. However, in light of all the things Loszynski told Auggie we should do and the fact that Auggie shrugged when asked if/how Greece will fund it going forward, I think we need to pick and choose carefully for awhile. Maybe new cars weren't so necessary? Maybe some equipment purchases could be delayed? We're all going to get hit with much bigger school tax bill soon. Will the Town/County tax bill skyrocket in January, too?

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Fetzner Road sub-station is for sale. Huge Pyramid Broker signs in front of the old Petrillo's and the GPD building.

SCATS said...

To 11:56AM ~~ An old-fashioned two-fer, maybe? Isn't the Town of Greece wanting to build a new PD HQ at the Town Hall complex location ... ? Maybe Chief Todd has talked Uncle Auggie into it ...

Anonymous said...

Scats............maybe you are right about bringing the GPD to the Town Hall Campus. Should have been done along time ago.

Dave Garretson said...

I tip my hat to Chief Baxter, this is excellent news! Until now, GPD hired from other depts to save the expense of training fresh recruits. For the most part GPD has excellent officers, but this money-saving approach brought us the savvy corner-cutters who proved to be embarrassments to the force. Training our own people from the ground up is more expensive, but it is an excellent investment in the future of GPD.

Regarding Fetzner, I believe GPD rents the space. If the property is on the market, that doesn't automatically mean the substation is closing.

SCATS said...

To 6:35AM ~~ If they ever demolished GPD's HQ building, would they find Jimmy Hoffa?

To Dave ~~ I don't disagree about recruiting and training some "fresh" cops, but cost is becoming a huge issue given how much they are piling onto the heap of new/additional expenses for running our PD. What's the overall plan? I've heard nothing, just dribs 'n drabs about added expenses.

At what cost? How much is enough? Who is deciding? Where is the discussion? This appears to more of the classical John Auberger "leadership" at work.

Anonymous said...

If taxes are going up they need to be raised before the next election looms on the horizon. Since the average Greece voter's memory is about as long as a goldfish, tax raises this year will be long forgotten by the next campaign.

SCATS said...

To 11:36PM ~~ You give Greece taxpayers way too much credit! Supervisor Alzheimer makes the seniors forget anything relevent every time the bus pulls up in front of the nursing homes and transports his constituents to a fun day of activities on Vince Toffany Blvd. He is their free lunch.

Anonymous said...

Dave, it's nice that you came back here to basically admit your side was wrong. Your candidate, Dan Maloney, did not want to hire outside of the GPD but it looks like that was the best thing the town could have done. I agree that Baxter is the right person for the job and is doing absolutely great. Welcome back!

SCATS said...

To 12:12PM ~~ As I recall, Maloney criticized Auberger for that very reason. Your memory needs refreshing.