Comments by ajames
Posted on August 12 at 9:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)
@ajames--"the Chief brought that concept of directed patrol to the Department."
Directed patrol was first instituted in the City during the 1990's. Care to explain how he brought it to the City when he didn't become Chief until a decade later?
Posted on August 12 at 9:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)
@ cfield---(SSB - accreditation, fleet management)
An Assistant Chief needs to be in charge of fleet management.... oh my.... You could put a chimp on minimum wage in charge of fleet management and still be in no worse of a position. And accredidation--- you can't be serious. Do you honestly believe he has anything to do with accredidation? Please... So that's how you justify a $120,000 salary plus another $50,000+ in benefits? Pathetic.
The second A/C---HR--- You don't believe there's a better way to handle HR issues then put a $200,000 assistant chief in charge of it? You wouldn't make it very long in the business world, that's for sure.
Posted on August 11 at 12:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)
cfield- Please list the job duties for each of the 4 assistant chiefs. Once you do that we can have a real conversation based on facts. Until then, it's evident you don't have a clue of what you're talking about.
Two of the assistant chiefs don't do a thing. Add up their two salaries including benefits and you are $350,000. Put that money towards hiring six more officers and put them in a proactive unit like the vice squad or directed patrol unit and you can make a real difference.
Please, don't try and tell me those two extra positions are needed or they have duties that will have to be placed elsewhere. I know much better than that but obviously havent got a clue.
Posted on August 10 at 1:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)
wmarincic, keep up the good work. Its evident you know what you are writing about. Just some further information, I believe Albany to have approx 330 officers to Schdy's current 135 or so. I would like to see anyone compare the call/crime/arrest statistics of the two cities and compare that to a per officer ratio. I'm confident it would shed some light on how understaffed the dept is and also how ridiculously top heavy it is.
Posted on April 25 at 10:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Oh yes, because developers have been lining up around the block for the opportunity to develop this land since 1969... Really???
Posted on September 1 at 2:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)
@nybadboy- 14 shots by three officer's happens in approx 2-3 seconds. You really don't have a clue of what you're talking about.
@Dan- Please provide some real data to support your statement that blacks are sentenced to twice as much time as whites around here. Ridiculous statement.