Friday, July 22, 2005

Rumors! We've got ...well

nothing actually. the rumor mill has gone to sleep. maybe it's just quiet because of the most recent boss changes. or the captains being made. or the merit lieutenant letters being delayed until this monday. or the "hiring freeze" the mayor has put in place in the face of continuing federal pressure. has anyone heard anything about the dick's test? or a class of detectives before they announce the results of the latest test? we are hearing whispers of a class of 48-52 lieutenants shortly and some hints of sergeants following that, but nothing firm. anyone have anything? anyone? Bueller?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard the superintendent is angry at the Traffic Specialists at Major Accidents Investigative Section (MAIS)for filing a grievance to receive D2A pay. They now get D2.

Last week a new directive came out where area detectives must handle the investigation of any fatal accidents.

7/23/2005 04:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that why they canceled/delayed the final portion of the Traffic specialist exam? From what I've seen and heard, they almost never show up on the scenes of fatals and end up being called DAYS later trying to reconstuct scenes after victims die at the hospital. Traffic enforcement and accident investigation are sorry lacking in this department.

7/23/2005 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a good bet why it was cancelled. Some of these guys went to NW Traffic Institute and the like. Give 'em D2A.

The other day MAIS only had one guy working the 2nd watch for the entire city. A guy from 1st watch had to stay on to process a scene.

What a joke!!!! We're the second biggest department in the country but sometimes it is run like Andy of Mayberry.

Same thing with B and A too, I think. Heard they're short also.

7/23/2005 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is not question that this unit is short on manpower. That doesn't excuse the POOR quality of their work. Before you scream at me, I will agree that their problems start with their supervision.

7/23/2005 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I should say no in the first sentance.

7/23/2005 04:00:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

This unit was decimated by retirements over the last few years, and not being filled in a timely basis. The people brought in really had few examples of how to learn from old timers on the job, like a lot of us learned. You can be taught things from a book, but you generally learn how to apply what you're taught from working with others, and seeing how they do things. Traffic Enforcement is another unit like this, where retirements never came close to keeping up the unit. Remember 2-3 years ago, the rumors had us maybe taking the expressways back, which would have necessitated a major expansion of Traffic. Now, the rumors say that the unit might be eliminated altogether. One of the few revenue generating units in the department, and we might get rid of it. Their staffing levels are so low, they don't have enough people to cover LSD and the Skyway most shifts.

7/23/2005 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i heard that Agents bitched about not getting D2A and only getting D2 pay and Cline said "F them, if they think they are doing detective work then we'll just put dick's in IAD"... GOOD LUCK!

7/28/2005 06:00:00 PM  

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