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Ordinance to Reinstate Position of Chief of Police
Quadrant You Live In Age Years Living in Verona Comments
North East 30 to 45 1 to 5 I think it's important that the Police Department be headed by a law enforcement officer.
North East 30 to 45 1 to 5 We are in desperate need of a Chief. He could make sure speeding problem is taken care of.
North East 30 to 45 6 to 10 If the Chief doesn't perform, what can we do about it? At least with Pub Safety Director, the Council (and therefore voting taxpayers) can do something to improve the situation.
North East 30 to 45 6 to 10 A chief can respond on police calls when officers are tied up , a director cannot. A director cannot lead an investigation, look over any information on the state run computer, and use a car with a police radio in it. The reason a director was put in place was to save money. That is no longer the case. Let's go back to a police chief who can perform the task of the director, as well as being a sworn law enforcement officer ,which will better serve the community.
North East 30 to 45 Over 10 Only if eliminating the position of Public Safety Director - perhaps this would be a good time to consider the cost savings of merging with anothe town(s)
North East 30 to 45 Over 10 I feel stongly that the reinstatement of this position would benefit the town, MOST especially if the position was filled by Mr. Huber. If we are not going to be able to benefit from his vast experience in & knowledge of this town as manager, then at least we can feel secure with him at the helm. We must be on guard, however, for Mr Condorelli's disent in this regard as his son is on the police force. This conflict of interest is alarming enough, so that if Mr Condorelli so much as whispers an opinion it should be considered grounds for his removal from the Council. We will be watching
North East 46 to 60 Over 10 The police department should be led by a Chief of Police.
North East Over 60 Over 10 Most definitely. I see this issue as one that is going to divide this community. The current "Director of Public Safety graciously gave up his position of Chief of Police to help the town save some money. Now as a thank you he is being "kicked in the pants", so that the Mayor and Council can control him. Picture this if you will. One councilman's son is a member of the Police Department. Suppose this policeman had a difference of opinion with the "Director of Public Safety" and took his complaint to his father, who could then intimidate the Director. Doug Huber has got to be returned to his old position of Chief of Police.
North East Over 60 Over 10 I believe Doug Huber should be reinstated as Police Chief. He has done a fine j ob for Verona for many years and he should not be abandoned. It seems to me that he took on the resonsibilities of administrator because it wsa a move that seemd to be helpful to Verona at the time.
North West Unanswered Over 10 This is in the best interest of Verona.
North West 30 to 45 Over 10 I would very strongly support this issue, the Police Department needs a unifomed Officer to direct them. A public safety director is a civillian with no Police powers. It would be nice to have that extra uniformed Officer in the event of an emergency. Plus the position of Chief is something that would help moral giving officers the chance to rise through the ranks with the goal of possibly filling the Chiefs position on day.
North West 46 to 60 Over 10 doug huber did a good job considering what he was up against; i guess he doesn't know the right people
North West 46 to 60 Over 10 It is in the best interest of all the residents of Verona to reinstate the position of Chief of Police. We are very lucky to have someone as capable as Doug Huber for that position. I believe the Town councilmembers opposed to the police chief position have their own agenda and do not have the towns best interest at heart.
North West 46 to 60 Over 10 I think the Police chief should be as free as possible from Political pull. I know however the position is very political in many towns (i.e. W. Orange) as far as appointment goes.
North West 46 to 60 Over 10 I think we should definitely have a Chief of Police!
North West 46 to 60 Over 10 IF we do NOT reinstate the position of Chief of Police the town's police dept. will absolutely become as entanled in bipartisan politics as the town council has become.
North West Over 60 Over 10 I don't have enough information to make a decision on this matter.
South East 30 to 45 Over 10 But get rid of the other high positions. Let Doug be Police Chief.
South East 30 to 45 Over 10 Lots of politics here. I think already "the people" know lots of stuff is flying over this topic. Lots of rumors and truths floating. The issues "unspoken" should be weigh in. The local papers are being vague and people are filling in the blanks on heresay. Why have Chief and why not?
South East 30 to 45 Over 10 singular direction from within. not a change every few years at the 'current' council whims... i feel strongly about this one.
South East 30 to 45 Over 10 If we reinstate a chief of police, what does that mean to us as taxpayers and what does it entail to have a chief of police?
South East 46 to 60 6 to 10 No, because in a small town like this, the Council should have the power to oversee the Police, which can be done by not reinstating the position.
South East 46 to 60 Over 10 Once again, your question presupposes that the position must be reinstated, and that it must be done through the introduction of an ordinance. I don't know that for sure, but I am in favor of having a chief of police rather than a politicized public safety director. I have seen the motivation behind the creation of this position in other communities and I don't wish to see that motivation and the results of such motivation at work in Verona.
South West 30 to 45 6 to 10 I do not understand how this current situation evolved and I am suspect of the circumstances. I do not fully understand the pros/cons of Director of Public Safety versus Police Chief.
South West 30 to 45 Over 10 YES !!!!!!!! We need a Chief .
South West 30 to 45 Over 10 this is a major issue and should be handled that way-- we need a chief to control the dept on there own not by counsel!!!!!!!!
South West 30 to 45 Over 10 What ever will cost this town the least in salaries and benefits is the way to go.
South West 30 to 45 Over 10 don't know enough about this subject
South West 30 to 45 Over 10 It is necessary
South West 46 to 60 Over 10 This whole mess has been handled poorly.
South West 46 to 60 Over 10 The position would keep the police department insulated from political interference. Let' do it and quickly.
South West 46 to 60 Over 10 Should hire a police officer, not a civilian

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