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Schenectady council restores police position

Third assistant job cited as essential; choice of chief awaits

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Schenectady will have three assistant police chiefs next year — instead of two — but who will replace Mark Chaires as chief remains to be seen. The City Council on Wednesday voted to reinstate an assistant police chief’s position that had originally been eliminated in the 2013 budget. Council President Denise Brucker said council members initially didn’t think more than two assistant chiefs were needed. Currently there are four assistant chiefs. One heads up investigation, ...


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bluelinecop
December 27, 2012
12:02 a.m.

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I want to be the first to thank and applaud the mayor and the council for restoring the police chief job. While finances have to be one of the top factors to consider given the situation the city is in, I appreciate the fact they took into consideration the advice of those being directly affected. The department will surely benefit from this decision. As for Chaires retiring "good riddance " and I'm sure you'll see an immediate improvement in operations.

cfield
December 27, 2012
5:39 a.m.

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Nice cheap shot - care to expand on that thought...

gina99
December 27, 2012
8:48 a.m.

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The Democratic rubber stamps on Council prove that they are not serious about the multi-million dollar deficit they created and are only interested in slamming the oppressed property owners. The lack of leadership in City Hall is appalling. We can't afford a Chief and Commissioner.

wmarincic
December 27, 2012
10:14 a.m.

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All I have to say is that we need more police and the cost will be paid for by the new tax revenue we get because the city wil be a safer place to live. Lt. Brian Bienduga has been doing a great job with the quality of life issues and if we have more officers we will continue to make this city a great place to live again. BTW, on that note, The Gazette really should look at the problems they are creating by printing stories that vilify the SPD as bad guys when just the opposite is true.

cfield
December 27, 2012
10:28 a.m.

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still waiting blueline...

wmarincic
December 27, 2012
11:04 a.m.

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Like I said before Nick, not everyone feels the same as you do about Chaires, I would bet that most don't.

cfield
December 27, 2012
12:53 p.m.

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Nick? Swing and a miss.

What qualifies you to speak for SPD anyway? Oh yeah, you talk to some cops. I would think if they needed to choose a spokeperson - they could do better. At least someone who had done the job

wmarincic
December 27, 2012
1:11 p.m.

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Sorry Nick, I'm not a spokesperson for the SPD. I'm a citizen with an opinion, you are somebody that should have gone out like Horan did.

cfield
December 27, 2012
3:49 p.m.

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Nick? Delusional.

Thing about me that bothers you is that you usd to be able to come on these sites and make all kinds of statements unsupported by fact. I call you on it because I know when it's inaccurate.

wmarincic
December 27, 2012
6:12 p.m.

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Actually no and again you want to treat me like the enemy and I could care less. I'm a supporter of SPD because I saw first hand what the cops in Schenectady had to deal with while being beaten up in the paper for no reason. It does not matter who or what I know, when I come on here it is my opinion, I don't speak for the SPD other than to show support. I have been accused by others for being the mouthpiece of the PBA and others, again, not true and again, I could care less what anyone thinks. You don't like the fact that I don't like Chaires, too bad. Finally, if you are not who I think you are then my apoligies to NC and if I really cared, I would find out who you are, but again, I don't care. Be safe and Happy New Year.

bluelinecop
December 27, 2012
9:48 p.m.

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Marincic, your comments are spot on with the opinion of 99% of the SPD force and we thank you for your support. I dont believe however that cfield is NC, more like MC. Chaires doesnt have a fan left in that building,hes a horrible leader and lost the support of the guys long ago. The members of SPD do an excellent job in a very dangerous and unappreciated environment and like I said before under new leadership Im sure it will be better highlighted.

cfield
December 28, 2012
10:25 a.m.

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marincic - only command level officer you have a problem with is the Chief - maybe you're just a bigot.

blueline - specifics - how has Chief prevented you from doing your job?

wmarincic
December 28, 2012
6:10 p.m.

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Right, ask A.L. what a bigot I am or J.L. or anyone else. I would dislike Chaires, no matter what color he is. That statement sure is telling.

cfield
December 28, 2012
11:33 p.m.

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Wow, surely you all have something more productive to do. Now I remember why I moved out of state almost 20 years ago.

wmarincic
December 29, 2012
7:27 a.m.
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cfield
December 29, 2012
7:41 a.m.

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wrong - you just can't seem to tell the truth. Produce one quote where I "talked crap" about any officer on SPD.

I don't care whether you like the Chief or not and I doubt he would either. You certainly are insignificant when it comes to the field of policing. I have a problem with someone who comes online and says things that are not true. "End of proactive policing", "gave DJ a pass", "friends with DJ". you talk about how Seber and Falvo had no choice in the federal investigation but it was the Chief who wrote a letter requesting leniency for MH.

You have a right to your opinion, although it certainly isn't based on actual knowledge, but whenever you get on this or any other site and say things which are not true I'm calling you on it.

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