Wednesday, February 03, 2010

A contrast in municipal PDs and solving the crisis

On October 7, 2009, the NHRs Luther Turmelle reported on the "management style" of Cheshire's Police Chief:

“It is clear that there is tension between the rank and file and the chief of police,” Milone’s statement said. “The issue seems to lie primarily with management style. We will continue to meet on these and other outstanding issues ... to find a resolution.”

Now yesterday, February 2, 2010, the NHRs staff reported on the "managerial style" of NHs Asst Police Chief:

Assistant Police Chief Peter Reichard put in his retirement papers Monday, three days after the chief relieved him of duty over problems related to his managerial style.

Some people may argue that there's a serious difference between state laws governing "just cause" and "at will" employees. But I argue that in Cheshire, a political appointment serves at the discretion of the Council.

I'm curious to see what the consultant fact-finder reports.

Tim White


Anonymous said...

Are you saying that the Chief of Police is a political appointment?

tim white said...


Anonymous said...

Thank god we have laws that protect citizens from people like Tim. No doubt he would fire the chief and replace him with someone that would jump at Tims finger snap.

Anonymous said...

What? The last time I looked there are 9 TC members.

tim white said...

The Council makes three political appointments: TA, TM and Clerk of the Council.

The Chief has no relationship to the Council.

Anonymous said...

that is the problem this chief doesn't cater to the whiners down there like the others did they are a bunch of spoiled do nothing brats that let three people blank

Anonymous said...

?????? Did you understand that when you wrote it?