Saturday, July 21, 2012

These police chiefs must all take the same B.S. classes - Hollywood Florida - Chief Chad Wagner: Police shortage has no effect on community.....

While the force is down 38 officers, and departures are outpacing new hires, public safety is not being compromised, the Chief Chad Wagner said...

Despite hiring 16 officers this year, the Hollywood Police Department is still short 38 officers — with 20 of those positions frozen for the past two years — meaning it takes longer to solve crimes, the city’s top cop told commissioners Wednesday.

But he said 911 responses have not been affected.

Police Chief Chad Wagner told the City Commission that his department continues to hire, but the new officers have been more than offset by retirements and resignations.

The department, which is supposed to have 334 sworn officers, has 296. That means it is down about 11 percent. This year alone, 23 officers retired and eight resigned, Wagner said.

“I know there is a real sense of urgency amongst all of us,” he told commissioners. “I think what I want to do is relieve that sense of urgency for all of you.”

To date, the city has received 936 applications, which Wagner said is a good sign.

“We have applications coming in continuously,” he said.

Being down officers does not mean there are that many fewer officers on the street, said Wagner.

The patrol division is down only eight positions, while the criminal investigations division is down 17 and the special operations division is down 11.

The cuts in the investigative unit have made it more difficult to solve crimes quickly, he said, but responses to 911 calls have not changed.

“I know we are covered,” Wagner said.

Police union President Jeff Marano said after Wednesday’s commission meeting that making do with fewer officers means “both the officers and citizens are suffering.”

Marano said recent salary and pension cuts make Hollywood less attractive to new recruits. In September, voters approved by referendum an increase in the number of years an officer must work before collecting his or her pension. The referendum also changed the way retirement pay is calculated.

Officers’ starting salaries also were affected by the changes commissioners made to help close the city’s $38 million budget gap.

While Hollywood officers start at about $42,500 a year, in Fort Lauderdale the starting pay is about $54,800; in Pembroke Pines, $48,800; and Miramar, about $49,300.

“We are going to be scraping the bottom of the barrel,” Marano said.

Commissioners, however, said they were optimistic.

“We have done a lot of work in terms of hiring,” said Mayor Peter Bober. “But of course there is always more we can do.”

In other business Wednesday, commissioners unanimously agreed to give the Margaritaville Beach Resort’s developer more time to build the beachfront complex, and they set the city’s tentative property tax rate at the same level as last year’s: $7.45 per $1,000 of taxable assessed property value. They kept the fire assessment fee at $189.

Even though the tax rate is unchanged, many property owners will pay more in taxes because of increases in their assessments.

Two public hearings, at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12 and Sept. 20, have been scheduled for comment on the proposed $176 million general fund budget.

As for Margaritaville, the commission postponed finding the developer in default for missing key construction and financing deadlines. The developers recently learned that Broward County wanted them to go through a process to remap the land, which could take six months. The developers also needed more time to secure the more than $130 million needed to build the complex after a plan to get foreign investment failed.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like something CJH once said if I am not mistaken, about laying off 4 cops.

Anonymous said...

Chad Voted for Obama, then asked him if he could rub suntan lotion all over hime. Obama gladly agreed.

I Voted For Obama said...

Chief Chad Wagner voted for Obama, then asked him where the bathroom was because he had to relieve that sense of urgency for him.

Anonymous said...

Qualifications to be Chief, Director, Superintendent of police:

Must suck cock
Must lick cock
Must swallow cock
Must suck ass
Must lick ass
Must swallow ass
Must swallow man batter
Must be a scumbag
Must be a douchebag
Must be proficient/prolific/pathological liar
Must be a fuck up
Must bend over and take in the ass when the mayor orders and ask for more
Must deceitful
Must be full of rage
Must be abusive to your staff
Must have sociopath tendencies
When caught in a lie you must be able to lie yourself out of a lying situation
Bad walrus mustache prefered but not required
Must be paranoid
Must be secretive
Must have grandiose sense of self
Must be cold and calous
Intelligence not required
Backstabbers prefered
Political hacks will go to top of list
Written and verbal communication skills not required
Knowlegde and or experience of municipal law enforcement not required
Tyrantical behavior required
Must promote political hacks within the dept
Must give unlimited overtime to political hacks
Drunkards/retards will be placed at top of the list
Must have no empathy
Trustworthiness not required
Honesty not required
Good moral character not required
Must sexually harass your staff
Must screw cops without political clout
Must be able to waste and squander tax dollars
Must be able to falsify official reports/documents
Must be verbally abusive
Must believe you are god like
Must promote and surround yourself with idiots
Must form fluffer group to tell you how great you are
Must have lack of remorse or guilt
Must be narcisstic
Must be manipulative & conning
Must have shallow emotions
Must readily believe you are going to enslave the world
Must be a dictator
Must be anti-social
Must be vindictive
Must be egotistical
Must be glib & have superficial charm
Drunkards & substance abusers urged to apply
Psych patients urged to apply
Must be a senseless fool
Must be insecure
Must have inferiority complex
Fuck up's urged to apply

Anonymous said...

This political bitch will say whatever his political mentors tell him to say. These "leaders" are only worried about their position and high paychecks. Same problem we have here at home. Maybe when crime starts getting out of hand the voters can have a say. Give this jerkoff another 5 or 6 stars to put on his collar. Then he really will look important.

Anonymous said...

HIRI=Head in Rectum-Itis!!!!

Anonymous said...

Remember the boss Charlie Williams? Anybody know where he's at?he was a racist jagoff

Anonymous said...

sgt wagner is making me hard.boy is he hot.

Anonymous said...

All is FINE

Concealed Carry is NOT the answer
Turn in your Guns
Lay down and submit.

Fuck THAT.....

Arm yourselves
Carry Concealed
Take BACK your area from the slugs.

Anonymous said...

Chief Chad looks like a fudge packer.

Anonymous said...

this guy looks like mr.hollywood coppernnever talk to a chicago or nyc cop they may get contaminated,

Anonymous said...

Yeah I still don't believe the Kansas City Preventative Patrol Study either that talked about no. of officers in a given area and that saturation doesn't work. You don't see the higher ups asses on the streets taking off calls unless it's some old ladies cat up her pussy.

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Anonymous said...

No bs ernie brown would have been a great supt.he was a fucking worker and a many of us are hounds.