Thursday, November 17, 2016

Still Waiting For SPD List Of Officers Who Have Left The Department

As stated last month I put in a Public Information Act Request for an updated list of Officers who have left the Salisbury Police Department since Barb Duncan was hired as Chief. Back in April I was shocked as shown below to see the incredible list

I have since then learned that another large group has left the City and asked for the updated list which didn't take long at all in April. Imagine today is the State of The City address and it has been too hard for Barb to get the list to me. A list btw that is only updated from April through today. I was also initially told they don't keep a list of Officers who had left, even though they forgot they sent me one in April.

Jake Day better get his head out of the sand and playing dilly dally games and make some decisions to do something about the inept leadership running these Officers out of town. Barb has made the entire department miserable from her ivory tower and has forced good men and women to take lower paying jobs putting their lives on the line because she can't lead.

I would think a Chief of Police could remember off the top of her head Officers who have left since April if she cared enough, or maybe there have been so many she can't keep track. I personally feel this is a deliberate attempt to keep that information from reaching the public before the State of The City Address and I am pissed about it. Jake will spew the crime is down bs speech and disregard the number of Officers who have taken off because he refuses to admit there is a problem with Barb.

Newsflash Violent Crime is up btw.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jt
That idiot 16 yo black girl is missing AGAIN. Time to lock her ass up.

Anonymous said...

Jakey boys head is so far up her ass its not funny.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to get to Jake Day fast before the department gets to a point of no return. All the rumors on the street are he wants to keep her and thinks she is doing a great job in the communities. JT this has to stop somehow. People need to attend the city council meetings and ask their council reps and the mayor why nothing is being done. There has to be a change in the ENTIRE leadership. She (Barb's) of all people should have some dignity and resign even if its under the assumption she found a new job. PEOPLE GET TO YOUR COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES AND DEMAND A CHANGE.........Wonder how they finally got rid of her up in Mass. This should now become a public out cry for the entire council to do something. People can't you see the only citizens of the Bury are the thugs. That's because they can run their enterprises without disruption. Secondly if one our officers gets hurt because of lack of leadership, support, proper staffing on our streets then THAT BLOOD WILL BE ON THE HANDS OF JAKE DAY AND BARB'S.........WAKE UP AND FIX IT, YOUR DEALING WITH DEADLY CONSEQUENCES....

Anonymous said...

What would be their reaction if we did an "occupy city council" and fill the room?

Anonymous said...

Paul Simon was a Salisbury Cop? Who knew?

Anonymous said...

I say someone should arrange it for the next session and demand to know why nothing is being done. Yes I say "occupy city council" is a great idea. Also like 2:30 said, contact your councilman or woman and demand a change. Email them, call them.

Anonymous said...

It's not just the Police Department and Barb Duncan. Another issue that keeps flying under the radar and no one talks about it.

Rick Hoppes has lost so many career and Volunteer firemen under his watch that it is pathetic. Hundreds of paid and volunteer firemen have either been forced out, retired or let go under Rick Hoppes. Rick Hoppes is not a leader and his intent was to get rid of the old firemen with seniority and get rid of the volunteers. That way he would be able to hire all new paid firemen and do away with the volunteers altogether. That is why he and Jake Day are trying to get more money out of the county with the fire service agreement. Jake Day is literally STUPID and had been DUPED by Rick Hoppes and Barbara Duncan! Something needs to be done and both Barb and Hoppes need to go!

Anonymous said...

Da'bury
Bridge over troubled waters ...lol

Anonymous said...

They don't allow the cops to do their job properly.

Anonymous said...

wow

Anonymous said...

Word is Scott Kolb is much of the problem.

Anonymous said...

Officer Fountain,if its the same guy,works in Crisfield now.Their department is worse than Duncans,poor guy.

Anonymous said...

Uh yeah. Drove Everett Howard into early retirement over a power trip. Some people are sheep and will take a useless, unwarranted berating but Everett is old school and told Kolb to F*** Off and retired on the spot.

Anonymous said...

Turn the SPD headquarters into a Wicomico County Sherriff's Office satellite office and let a REAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIOAL take charge.....Lewis would clean Salisbury up fast!!!! PLUS SAVE SALISBURY thousands of dollars in useless salaries.

Anonymous said...

Wow and tax dollars paid to train all these people. Wake up Jake Day you dumb ass. You are one and done. It is not your fault you inherited Ireton's mess, but it is your job to fix it. I like Duncan as a person but as a Chief she sucks sorry.

Anonymous said...

There is no question that it would be better for Salisbury from a public safety standpoint AND an economical standpoint for the city to dissolve the SPD, and let the Sheriff's office hire the current SPD rank and file officers, and let the Sheriff's Office patrol the City, investigate crime, and do all of the functions SPD currently does.

If nothing else, the law of economy of scale will make it cheaper.

Anonymous said...

When did retiring become fleeing the department? Seems like somebody is pissed off and using JT to air their beef. People have a right to retire. It takes forever to get new cops out of the Wor Wic police academy. Plus its a harder job than county or state. Period. Somebody doesn't like their boss. Why does JT care?

Anonymous said...

Yes, some have retired; however, a multitude of officers have quit or resigned. More so than other any local police agency. Salisbury Police Department has the absolute worst retention rate of any local police department. It's been that way for a long time.
Last I knew the police academy has a duration of six months. Waiting for new officers to graduate isn't the issue. The problem is S.P.D. is down in manpower by a large number. Qualified applicants are not applying because of the reputation of the agency, plus they can apply with other local police agencies that have greater monetary compensation. Add to that there have been numerous good officers who grew weary of the internal issues and decided to improve their own careers.
The rate of calls at S.P.D. are more likely higher than that of the Wico. Co. Sheriff's Office or Maryland State Police at Bk. E, but it's not "a harder job". It may be a busier job. The officers, deputies and troopers all investigate the same kinds of calls. Troopers stop more cars than the other two agencies without debate, because they are required to do so by supervision.
"Why does JT care?" JT cares because he should care. Anyone who is concerned for their public safety or the public safety of other citizens should care. Anytime you have a mayor and council that refuse to acknowledge an obvious problem something is seriously flawed.

Anonymous said...

10:59
Now that there is funny....don't care who you are. Have you looked at the county in the past several years. It's a real hall of justice.Lol

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It's not just the Police Department and Barb Duncan. Another issue that keeps flying under the radar and no one talks about it.

Rick Hoppes has lost so many career and Volunteer firemen under his watch that it is pathetic. Hundreds of paid and volunteer firemen have either been forced out, retired or let go under Rick Hoppes. Rick Hoppes is not a leader and his intent was to get rid of the old firemen with seniority and get rid of the volunteers. That way he would be able to hire all new paid firemen and do away with the volunteers altogether. That is why he and Jake Day are trying to get more money out of the county with the fire service agreement. Jake Day is literally STUPID and had been DUPED by Rick Hoppes and Barbara Duncan! Something needs to be done and both Barb and Hoppes need to go!

November 17, 2016 at 4:06 PM

You are spot on with that. I think the problem lies with the leadership in the city for hiring these douche bags. The sad thing is they lose many good people because of one bad apple that doesn't deserve to be the chief.

Maybe this city needs a public Safety Director to oversee both the police department and the fire department.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:30 PM said...
"Wonder how they finally got rid of her up in Mass."

I don't think she left on her own accord either. She was the Chief of that department and she didn't "Upgrade" coming to Salisbury. Does anyone know the truth?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What would be their reaction if we did an "occupy city council" and fill the room?

November 17, 2016 at 3:13 PM

Yeah right! No one goes to the City Council meetings.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I say someone should arrange it for the next session and demand to know why nothing is being done. Yes I say "occupy city council" is a great idea. Also like 2:30 said, contact your councilman or woman and demand a change. Email them, call them.

November 17, 2016 at 4:00 PM

That's an excellent idea. Since it was your idea let's say YOU set everything up! Now what is your name so that we can contact you about this arrangement?

Anonymous said...

12:57.......right on mark. Wake up Jake and council.

Anonymous said...

12:57.......right on mark. Wake up Jake and council.

Anonymous said...

I hear There is a great leader waiting for a chance to turn this ship around. Come on Jake. Do something

Anonymous said...

You may want to look at why the city pd needed help from the State and the County Police yesterday at that incident on Priscilla Street

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I hear There is a great leader waiting for a chance to turn this ship around. Come on Jake. Do something

November 18, 2016 at 9:25 PM

I also hear there is a great leader waiting for the chance to turn the Fire Boat around. Come on Jake do something. You know this person and you know the person will make an excellent fire chief for the city. What are you waiting on? This city desperately needs this dedicated person for the job. No it isn't John Tull or Darrin Scott.

Anonymous said...

SPD is on life support it is obvious what the problem is but nothing is done. As of now barb is begging Officers not to leave, she must have gotten an ultimatum. Weeks ago if you gave the customary 2 week notice she would tell you your done, good-by. Barb and her ass kisser have ruined SPD !

Anonymous said...

You watch people. Rather then removing her Jake Day will push this under the carpet. He is failing to come through with what he said he would do as Mayor and it is going to destroy him in the end if he doesn't do something fast. I promise you there will be someone who is going to run against him that already has a huge lists of his current failures, thus being one of them. His time window to fix this is slowly closing. Along with the city council who has ability to have closed session discussions to voice their constituents concerns. They too are not hearing the voices of the concerned within their district. They have forgotten they are elected officials. I like the idea of a "occupy city" council meeting. That would get all the media on board and surly show ALL the public this current city administrations failures. Let's do it

Anonymous said...

Jake needs to get rid of the three at the top. They are the problem. Not letting the cops do whet they get paid to do. Fight crime. Salisbury is a good town and it's worth saving. Spend the money to do it and let the cops do their jobs.

Anonymous said...

The cops are kept from doing their jobs by political correctness / Fascism.

Anonymous said...

Trust me another trooper is not the answer. Place ran fine under C.Dykes and not bad under Webster. You do not need a glorified ticket writer. You need a cop with big city background or from within. County Police is a great idea. Turn the Sheriff's Office back into a court and jail security it would save the county millions. Hire a big gun to be Chief. County Police operated out of that nice building. County save on new Sheriff's office as well. No brainer.