President Lynch continues to demand better working conditions
for its 64 member local, (only 31 assigned to the patrol
The 40 Officers leaving for other departments (since
2009 ) is evidence of the poor employment conditions in
NL and a lack of leadership.
FDNL and NLPD Union members collect
Waterford Toys-R-Us and at NL tree lighting for The Neighborhood
has filed an order to vacate (contest) the Labor board ruling
on the Northup
Reasons are as follows:
a. The arbitrators were guilty
of misconduct by refusing to hear evidence pertinent and material
to the controversy or by other actions by which the rights of
the city of NL have been prejudiced.
b. The arbitrators exceeded their powers or so
imperfectly executed them such that mutual, final and definite
award upon the subject matter was not made.
c. the award is contrary to public policy.
Wherefore, the city prays;
1. That the award be vacated
2. that an order be issued directing the union
to appear on a day certain to show cause, if any there be any,
this application should not be granted.
Hearing to be held on 12/23/13 0930 @ 70 Huntington St. Union
Must show cause why application to vacate should not be granted.
"In addition the Majority takes notice
of the inadequacies of the Mayors decision and his misapplication,
due to ignorance, of the applicable law on the subject and his
disregard of the conclusion made by the States Attorney with respect
to Officer Northups deadly use of force." Read
Detective staffing will shrink
30% on December 16th when Matt Galante is promoted to
Only 5 Patrol Sergeants available for all shifts since
2 Sergeants injured on light duty and 2 Sergeant positions
will remain unfilled after December 16 event though valid
promotion list exists
Currently 44 patrol officers exist on paper- Reality is
only actually 31 are assigned patrol shifts 24/7
At Least Two Sergeants, One Patrol Officer and possibly
One Captain plan to retire in July 2014.
Several younger NLPD officers continue their lateral employment
processes with other police agencies.
Police officer vacancies continue to go unfilled yet police
department quickly replaced two vacant secretary positions.
Day shift has more police secretaries working than patrol
sector cars throughout the city
Local 724 Condolences
Sergeant Eric "Ricky" Stevens Jr. CSP-Retired
94th Training Troop (1985)
Sgt. Stevens spent part
of his career in charge of the New London office of CSP's
Statewide Cooperative Crime Control Task Force in the
mid-late 1990's. Under his leadership and tireless dedication
by the gang task force members they made a huge impact
on the quality of life in many in many of New London's
most troubled neighborhoods. A great guy and a cop's cop,
he will be missed.
Our condolences to his
wife Colleen and entire family. Rest in Peace
Citizens on Patrol
take 85 of the donated turkeys to the Gemma moran center
and distribute them to NL Senior citizens!
Unions hard work pays off for NL Senior!
Members collect the most turkeys in drives
$1031 in cash donations
Thank you Capano family.
Carl Lee and C.O.P.s deliver union donated
turkeys to NL Senior citizens!
Thanks to Officers who attended and assisted
in building the play ground!
sandy ground project
More than 350 corrections
officers and sworn law-enforcement personnel from across the nation
gathered in Columbus, Ohio, for the AFSCME Public Safety Congress.
Among them were members of the Newtown Police
Union, Local 3153, who received the 2013 Law Enforcement Award
for their response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in
Executive board election results
Election for Executive Board - 5 positions
Omara - 45
Kalolo - 43
Flynn - 41
Zelinski - 34
Adkins - 31
Curcuro - 26
M Cavanaugh - 22
T Bergeson - 11
Officers elected - Ran Unopposed
VP - McElroy
Sect - Strecker
Tres - Baker
Trustee - McBride
Trustee - Berstch
Trustee - Green
1,500 kids attend
Halloween on the waterfront!
Union donates candy for downtown Halloween party!
Max sets up another great family event!7
Cops keep the cup!
Defeat FD 15-13
Josh McElroy and T Lynch MVP!
A new survey of former New London police officers suggests that
the extraordinarily high turnover at the New London Police Department
is due to the mismanagement of Police Chief Margaret Ackley. Just
in the last 2 months, 13 officers have left the New London police
believe that the constant turnover and poor work environment at
the New London Police Department, which this survey links directly
to Chief Ackley, are major obstacles to keeping the public safe,”
said Jeffrey H. Matchett, Executive Director of AFSCME Council
15. Council 15 represents nearly 4,000 Connecticut police offices,
including those on the New London force. “Under Chief Ackley’s
watch, experienced officers are leaving New London in droves to
serve other communities”, according to the survey.
40 police officers that left during Chief Ackley’s tenure,
which began in June of 2009, were asked a number of questions
relating to their jobs at New London. When asked to identify factors
that led to their departures, more than six in ten officers ranked
a “harsh work environment,” among their top two choices.
Sixty-one percent selected “problems with the police chief,”
as their first or second most determining factor for leaving.
The former officers also indicated on the survey
that they considered their relationship with Police Chief Ackley
very poor, giving it a ranking of 2.6 on a 10 scale. This is contrasted
with satisfaction with their co-workers, direct supervisor, and
their union, all of which ranked above 7. “The results of
survey provide a compelling case for new leadership,” said
A press conference to discuss the full results of the survey is
currently being planned. An advisory will be disturbed when further
details are available.
CITY OF NEW LONDON CONTINUES TO RENEG ON DEALS, COSTING
taxpayers are unlikely to ever find out just how much the City’s
tactics in its relations with the police union are costing them,
but on Monday, New London’s leadership continued to antagonize
the union. The result will be more litigation, more tax dollars
wasted, and more unrest in the beleaguered police department according
to a union official.Eric Brown, the police union’s attorney
and chief negotiator, labeled the City’s tactics as double-dealing
on Monday, shortly after the City and the union continued to be
at loggerheads over mounting disharmony in the department.
At a hearing before the State of Connecticut Board of Labor Relations
in New London on Monday morning, the City reversed its position
on a long-standing practice forcing the Union to file more grievances
against the current police administration.
to Brown, the City has always allowed the Union president to attend
meetings and negotiation sessions on City time. The chief of police,
deputy chief, and Mayor’s assistant are all paid for their
attendance. But at Monday’s meeting, the City said that
it would no longer be bound by the practice and ordered the Union
president and vice president to work their full eight-hour shifts
beginning at 3 p.m. after they had put in a full day in front
of the Labor Board between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. This was done after
the deputy police chief approved the leave time for the president
and vice president last Thursday.
The Union and the City had agreed a year ago that union officials
would be paid while attending the meetings in part in exchange
for the Union withdrawing 27 grievances against the department.
“This is unprecedented,” Brown said. “The City
has always allowed at least one union leader the day off to attend
to labor-management business before the labor board. There are
sound policies behind this practice including the resolution of
differences between labor and management. That serves the interests
of the City and the Union. When the City requires a union representative
to work a full eight-hour shift after working eight hours on labor
relations matters, it looks retaliatory because it is retaliatory.”
said that the City’s actions today are part of a continuing
and ongoing policy of harassment of the union’s executive
committee. In June negotiations stalled when a City negotiating
team member falsely accused Brown of using a slur during negotiations.
The City’s attorney later apologized for the false accusation,
but negotiations have remained stalled while the City continues
to insist that union leadership work a full day after negotiating
for a full day.
“The police department is broken, and the current condition
is a clear reflection of the broken leadership in this City,”
Brown said. “Until the taxpayers stand up and demand accountability,
the City’s leaders will continue to waste money on ongoing
litigation and the public safety will continue to suffer.”
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