Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Lower Eastern Shore News Exclusive On Salisbury Police DepartmentLeadership Alienating Rank And File And Crime Stat Manipulation






I recently sent a public information act request for the number of Salisbury Police Officers who have left the department since Barbara Duncan was hired as Chief of Police. 43 Officers shown above have left the department since she was hired. This is not about her being a woman, this is about her being a bad leader of officers. 

I reached out to the officers on this list, and all who would talk universally agreed Barbara Duncan, Meinshein and Keiser have alienated almost the entire force. These Officers talked to me agreeing they would be kept anonymous so as to avoid what they called retribution on the part of Barbara Duncan. Some thanked me for looking into it, but didn't want to get involved so only I know which Officers on this list talked for their protection. I'm going to use some quotes from them with some words changed so as not to reveal any clues as to who they were. Most of the comments all were similar which told me all I needed to know. 


"I have many issues with her lack of integrity, her cronyism with the administration, one sided and vindictive investigations on officers who oppose her and her reporting of crime stats. Sadly, she will destroy that department on her own and the citizens will be the ones left to pick up the pieces.good that you are educating the public in an unbiased manner as to the corrupt practices in the department"



"the over all feeling is the top 4 use a practice vs policy mentality which is unfair to the rank and file because it changes daily and not one of them would jump on a grenade for the troops over furthering their careers"


"Top four are more worried about having "a Ferguson" type of effect happen so they use the practice instead of the policy method"

"She doesn't support the rank and file, it's more important she not upset people"

"Many left and took a pay cut just to get away from her and the sinking ship"

Then we get into crime stat manipulation issues which is one thing I specifically asked about. I am not going to cite particular cases because it would help identify the Officers but a part 1 crime being changed to me is an issue

It is clearly time for Mayor Jake Day to bring in his own Chief Of Police, as Barbara Duncan has ruined the Morale of our proud Police Department. This is what happens when you are more politician than Police Officer, and care more about public perception over your Officers putting their lives on the line to protect the public .

I want to state as well I'm not talking about massive crime stat changing but their are a few circumstances that things were changed that I think we're uncalled for


26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jake Day knows what she is doing, but does nothing about it.

Anonymous said...

Here's how it works. Dishonest politicians like omalley dream up things like Safe Streets. That's a program that gives grants to an area that has shown a reduction in certain crimes. This is what gives incentive for dept's to manipulate statistics and gives useless lying politicians like omalley something to brag on i.e.-"when I was gov MD's crime rate fell."

Anonymous said...

Good report, I can't figure out why Mayor Day has not gotten into her Department set-up. This is terrible for a Police force of this size to have so much turnover!!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU JT FOR BRINGING THIS TO THE FOREFRONT SHE NEEDS TO BE ARRESTED FOR MANIPULATING VRIME STATS JAKE DAY IS A FAILURE BECAUSE HE IS SCARED OR IRETON AND IS ALSO NOW IN ON IT ,THIS IS SO NOT TO ALERT COLLEGE PARENTS AS TOO HOW SALISBURY REALLY IS AND ALSO ABOUT COLLEGE $$$ BUT THIS OUTRIGHT DISEPTION WILL GET A COLLEGE KID KILLED ONE DAY.

Anonymous said...

He is afraid of her.

Anonymous said...

This is sad. And I will say that SPD isn't the only department that mis-codes things.

I have first hand seen WCSO do the exact same. They will have a talk with a subject and then state they were gone on arrival for VERY arrest-able offenses.

Perhaps this is common practice in all law enforcement agencies. I'm not sure, but either way it isn't right.

Anonymous said...

JT this is probably the best post you've ever done. My mind is blown by the amount of research you've put in.

Anonymous said...

If any of the SPD police had any balls they would ALL call in sick for a Week.

Anonymous said...

"It is clearly time for Mayor Jake Day to bring in his own Chief Of Police, as Barbara Duncan has ruined the Morale of our proud Police Department."

You can say the same thing about Rick Hoppes and the Salisbury Fire Department. Put up a list of people who left under him.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
This is sad. And I will say that SPD isn't the only department that mis-codes things.

I have first hand seen WCSO do the exact same. They will have a talk with a subject and then state they were gone on arrival for VERY arrest-able offenses.

Perhaps this is common practice in all law enforcement agencies. I'm not sure, but either way it isn't right.

April 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Well we are not talking about the WCSO. You can start your own blog and talk about the WCSO if you would like to start ragging on the Sheriff's Office. Dirt Bag...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
THANK YOU JT FOR BRINGING THIS TO THE FOREFRONT SHE NEEDS TO BE ARRESTED FOR MANIPULATING VRIME STATS JAKE DAY IS A FAILURE BECAUSE HE IS SCARED OR IRETON AND IS ALSO NOW IN ON IT ,THIS IS SO NOT TO ALERT COLLEGE PARENTS AS TOO HOW SALISBURY REALLY IS AND ALSO ABOUT COLLEGE $$$ BUT THIS OUTRIGHT DISEPTION WILL GET A COLLEGE KID KILLED ONE DAY.

April 12, 2016 at 11:12 AM

Crime is not down in Salisbury. Some crime goes unreported so that they can manipulate the numbers and make it look like crime is down. Jake Day's ego is so inflated about this because it makes it look like crime is down because he was the City Council President and now da Mare of da 'Bury. Whoopty Doo!

Anonymous said...

Jim Ireton Failed with all the Department Heads and now guess who is the Mayor and the same Department Heads are still there!

Jake Day... You FAILED!!

Anonymous said...

Sadly agecies with less pay and benefits have a better retention rate. It is not all about pay. Leadership and morale are a huge force in keeping quality police officers. I can say as someone who knows many officers one of the mian issues in the past was Scott Kolb. I am not sure he has settled into his role as a leadre yet. There is abosolutely nothing wrong with disciplining officers. One does not make it personal. One does not stack charges. As leaders it is the job to educate through many forms of alternative actions.

Some of the senteces dished out are harsh and excessive. The Ivory Tower stands tall at S.P.D.

Give Mayor Day time things took years to get this way. It will take some time to fix.

Anonymous said...

How about the SU BS RACE story?

the truth hurts said...

Jt you should do a story on.PayPal as how they are boycotting NORTH CAROLINA because they are PRO TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS ,I just cancelled my PAYPAL ACCOUNT X 10 YRS if any say you are Christian you should. Follow but my bet is your all hypocrites

Anonymous said...

With this number of officers departing under her watch, one would smell a rat.. Thank you J.T. for exposing this corruption. I worked for a state agency for over 20 yrs. and in that entire time can count on one hand the workers that were relieved of their duties and all were justified for serious offenses. If they don't have a union to support them, and the mayor can't investigate, let's help these brave men of the Salisbury Police Dept. pay for a lawyer and sue the chief and all that support her.

Shawn Widdowson said...

Lol. It's funny now that the unfair judgmental corruption is affecting. Our "good ole" police officers it's a problem and turn to the same people the treat like the worst people on the planet to help them. Lol yeah ok think on that.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Widdowson did you find third grade hard?

Anonymous said...

Being agenda driven is a good thing JT.

Anonymous said...

Shawn Widdoowson....think before you speak and you might want to take some classes before posting too much

Anonymous said...

Jake Day needs to get to work and fire some people and he has been told to do so! Get to it Jake!

Anonymous said...

Shawn Widdowson said...
Lol. It's funny now that the unfair judgmental corruption is affecting. Our "good ole" police officers it's a problem and turn to the same people the treat like the worst people on the planet to help them. Lol yeah ok think on that.

April 13, 2016 at 9:33 AM

WTF did this clown just say?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Sadly agecies with less pay and benefits have a better retention rate. It is not all about pay. Leadership and morale are a huge force in keeping quality police officers. I can say as someone who knows many officers one of the mian issues in the past was Scott Kolb. I am not sure he has settled into his role as a leadre yet. There is abosolutely nothing wrong with disciplining officers. One does not make it personal. One does not stack charges. As leaders it is the job to educate through many forms of alternative actions.

Some of the senteces dished out are harsh and excessive. The Ivory Tower stands tall at S.P.D.

Give Mayor Day time things took years to get this way. It will take some time to fix.

April 12, 2016 at 3:46 PM

Give Jake Day time things took years to get this way. It will take some time to fix??? Did you have difficulty comprehending English in the 4th grade? Nevertheless, it doesn't take time to fix the core of the problem. It's as simple as making a phone call, asking Barb to get to the GOB asap and ask her how long it would take Barb to clean out her office. Contact Gov. Hogan and request a LT. or Capt. from the MSP until a real police chief could be hired or until the merge can take place with the WCSO. There you go, I fixed the problem in 30 seconds.

With that said Jake Day you have a job to do. We hired you to fix Salisbury now get to work and get rid of those lame department heads.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering who supplied this list to you? As the list of officers is not complete. I know of another officer that left in 2014.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the officers who stuck it out at that agency. I had great friends who worked there under 3 and 4 Chiefs ago. The past 4 years have been the worst that I have heard from them talking about that place. Looking at the previous names listed tells alot about the administration and what they have done to dedicated officers. Lead by example!! The higher administrators should lead by example, if not, be an example and leave!!! Ask the officers how they feel and you will hear the truth.

Anonymous said...

I don't Know who this woman is! But believe me I am not happy about her INFORMATION on John Blasko, BEFORE any facts or toxalogy and Autopsy reports came back as of today!! His family have not heard of anything that she commented on! is this legal? I'm thinking not!