Feb 2020 Issues addressed with Admin
SPECIALTY POSITION ISSUE (FEB 18)
Issue to Board regarding DUI position. Position was opened for filling. A single RPOA member (qualified) applied for the position. This opening was extended even after qualified person expresses interest. Again, no one else put in. A probationary employee was directed to be assigned to the position.
STATISTICS being reintroduced since the introduction of SPILLMAN. Stats including the number of Arrests, Citations, Case and FI’s are placed in each patrol officers box each month. No context or expectations were given. Many officers worried due to past practice of the department misusing statistical information for various reasons.
BASED ON THESE CONCERNS, a meeting was scheduled with the entire Board present with Chief Schueller, Captain Barner and Captain Poletski on March 3rd 2020. These issues were discussed and concerns addressed.
Additionally, as a result of this meeting, a survey was sent out by Admin to the Membership in regards to Moral, etc.
Several issues were brought to light in regards to Administration. The Board was satisfied with the outcome of the meetings with Administration.
In regards to the DUI position, President B. Moore has had several conversations with Attorney Dan Thompson (Goyette & Assoc) in regards to this case. Based on these conversations with legal council, there appears to be no grounds for a grievance. The DUI position is not listed under “specialty assignments”, it is a grant funded position. Therefore, the discretion lies with the Administration.