Maywood Police Department is down officers

No category? Post it here!
Forum rules
To review the "Terms of Use" which you agreed to, go to: ucp.php?mode=terms

Maywood Police Department is down officers

Postby MaywoodBiz » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:49 am

as seen on and in the Community News:

Maywood Police Department is down officers

Tuesday February 11, 2014, 1:23 PM
Community News

Councilman Al Ballerini reported to the council on a police officer shortage.

A full roster for Maywood would be 23 officers, but the borough is currently down to 21. One officer recently retired.

Ballerini said, "We've carried the other vacancy a couple of years. There were a bunch of retirements before the mayor or I were on the council."

At the time of the meeting, Ballerini told the council, "We have a staffing situation. We have two officers out on injury. We have another officer going out on surgery. We have a vacancy on the police department roster with a recent retirement," said Ballerini at a Jan. 28 council meeting.

Maywood also has one police officer on loan with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in a program where the borough may benefit from seized funds.

"I spoke to the chief first to see if the DEA would grant us a furlough for the officer on assignment there. We do have that option. The town has that option to bring that officer back in an emergency, and this is pretty clearly a crisis situation in terms of manpower," said Ballerini.

Ballerini said that since there is hope that some of the officers currently out of commission will be back to work soon, one solution would be to request a three-month furlough from the DEA for the Maywood officer.

"So, I'll keep you posted on that," Ballerini told the council. "If they don't grant that as a courtesy, then we probably have to take formal action to bring him back."

Police Chief David Pegg would also like to fill the vacancy on the roster created when an officer retired.

"With regard to the vacancy that was created last year with the retirement of Officer (John) Lynch, the chief has asked for permission to begin the process of advertising and screening for candidates for the August academy," said Ballerini.

He continued, "As the council knows, there are a couple of different ways we can bring a new officer onto the police department. Generally favored is the police academy. It gives the police department a chance to be very thorough in the selection process and give that person a chance to learn the ropes in Maywood."

The council did not take formal action on either issue at the time of the meeting.

Site Admin
Posts: 320
Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:53 am

Return to Everything else...

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest