Public Safety Meeting
Monday 3/10 @ 5:30 AGENDA
Camera proposal and city
cross walks on agenda..
What about police staffing?
PDF (60 pges)
The city paid for this
report on the police department to evaluate the current
(2007) state of police operation, needs, and wants and
to consider and provide recommendations in numerous areas.
Pge 40 describes staffing levels.
Chair PS Committee
Negotiations back on!
Mayor Finizio now chief negotiator
Next meeting March 14th
DA to attend Secretary/Treasurers
Provided by Council 15 and AFSCME
Dab is BACK!
NLPD Rockers @ Sneakers March 22nd
May 22, 2014
Judgment day is approaching!
City finally releases McElroy investigation!
Busy next few months
at Labor Board!
April 2 - MPP Ackley emails
April 8 - McElroy Termination
April 22 - Northup violation of law
April 28 - Personnel rules impact bargining
May 19 - Missed Overtime
McElroy case scheduled for Labor board!
April 8, 1000 am
Union reporters have learned
Disturbing news from the Finance Director: "Because
of our poor experience over the past three (3) years our Liability
& Auto Policy (LAP) premium is going up by approximately 10%.
Of greater concern is the increase in our LAP deductibles from
zero or $50,000, depending on our coverage, to $500,000. This
effectively leaves the City uninsured except for catastrophic
Public Works and Police Union combine for new
lunch room TV
because City refused to chip
El Presidente' and Pedro Martinez at spring training!
Union fundraiser in the works with new Red Sox
President Lynch with an all access pass for Fenway
Fort Myers Fla
Local 724 President meets up with Big Pappi and
Some members view of
the NLPD managment style...
MC Escher 1953 - Relativity
Seems appropriate here....
Two other Grievance
for Labor board
March 11 & 22
McElroy case scheduled for Labor board!
April 8, 1000 am
DA attends Union Steward training
Treasurers workshop class
next, for members interested
Another Dispatcher set to leave!
Tim "Opie" transfers to Public
on Feb 21!
Special olympic benefit Basketball game - coming
last years pictures
NYPD: Down with officers, up with K-9s - article
The department has slashed
the number of officers by 17% over the past 12 years,
but its force of crimefighting canines has nearly doubled.
We thought you had extensive Law Enforcement
Good Job 123rd Training Troop !
Clachire - Troop K
Gorra - Troop F
Litwin, Starky, Marrcaccio - Troop D
- From the Courant
Past Fab Four
ends his career with long time dispatch partner Robin.
Robin and John complete 3-11 shift together.
well soon -Besse!
- Sgt Galante and all award recipients!
Frank to receive retired badge at Union mtg - Dec 23rd
PD Holiday party big success!
Thanks to Lt Potts
Officers on the midnight shift took
a moment to deliver flowers to Emilie Parker's Shady Spot Playground
at Riverside Park.
The flowers are to honor the
26 lives taken from their loved ones one year ago, to remember
all those that were impacted by this tragic event and prayers
for the end of needless gun violence that causes these deaths.
A heartfelt thank you to our friends at Fisher's Florist for their
generous donation to support the memories of the Sandy Hook Angels!
NLPD retired K-9 "Ike" passes away.
Unknown illness strikes
hero K-9 cop over night.
From the archives
Sgt Neil Donaughe - cir 1969
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
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.”