Monthly Archives: October 2013

PEP RALLY

We have reached a tentative agreement with the City on the Longevity grievance. We are waiting for the list of  members who had prior City employee time to ensure we capture those members adversely effected are made whole. Once we have the list and is circulated make sure if your name does not appear on the list you contact the PBA immediately.

In addition we have addressed the Hollywood 8 who were denied a step when the agreement was ratified. Many thanks to Rick Losenbeck for working on this issue with City Hall until they finally got it. The PBA was committed not to resolving the longevity issue without the Hollywood 8 being made whole. We were successful!

Grab your pom poms and get ready for the pep rally to be held soon in your sector. Damage control 101, promises of training, SWAT Vehicles and more Tahoes. FF/BK and Simba are at one right now. How about saving some money for a COLA for the BS pension or o/t being calculated or even a RAISE ?

According to FF/BK  excited Officers have been flocking to the Chief’s Office in droves praising the NEW HPD. Morale is outstanding.

Question; If so many are going to him then why does FF/BK have to hold impromptu pep rallies on the road?

 

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BK and the Secret Police

Unfortunately today Isaiah Pitts was terminated and the next step is an appeal to the City Manager. Keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

On Wednesday we have a step 3 grievance with the CM on the longevity pay.

We have filed and amended a grievance under Article 27 relating to unserviceable equipment,expired filters etc. It is on the website.

As most of you and every other leo in Broward knows by now is that FF/BK has employed “Special Investigators” for internal affairs situations. One was documented conducting an investigation outside the jurisdiction for an off-duty incident. PLEASE expect pro active set up situations from our new members of the new Hollywood Police Department. Steps are being taken to identify our new friends.

 

Hurry up and wait

As you are aware the second floor had to be cleared for a new training area for the New Hollywood PD. Everyone had to be out and relocated ASAP. To this date not one permit for the renovations has been applied for or issued for the upcomming demolition by the Hollywood Building Department. SHOCKING.

Effective immediately no letters of resignation or retirement will be printed in the weekly bulletin where there is any negative commentary written about the City  (CSR) or HPD  by the author. They will have to be reviewed prior to by FF/BK or his designee for censorship. Yes there are still regimes in the world which use similar tactics to control thier subjects.

Pick Your Shift

It has become apparent that part timers hired from a temp agency are taking over assignments previously held by sworn members. Specialized units and career path opportunities are falling by the wayside at the New Hollywood Police Department. We have to accommodate consultants and old friends to pay back favors. Now FF/ BK has sent a letter to the PBA indicating  he intends on having part-time sworn officers occupy the entire SRO program and put those Hollywood Officers in patrol.

Back by popular demand is Michal Nila at a $50,000 price tag to take a second shot at inspiring the membership. FF/ AKA/BK advised the commission that officers have come to FF/BK and expressed excitement about the return of Nila.

The city requested an extension on the longevity grievance which is now November 1st with the city manager.

Today I met with the Sheriff on the possibility of having BSO Detention vans provided to transport prisoners from Hollywood to BSO. Scott indicated that and other changes are being considered to expedite processing.

The other alternative was for the Sheriff to renege on the Collective Bargaining Agreements which he signed in good faith, take raises from deputies, destroy morale and use those dollars to fund the satellite facilities. He chose honor the agreements and NOT follow the methods of the 2011 Hollywood Commission and CSR.

 

New Hollywood PD

It seems the New Hollywood PD will be conducting Internal Affairs investigations differently than in the past. Recently an off duty HPD member was involved in an accident and charged with DUI.  In most agencies and at HPD in the past  the IA does not take place until the criminal cased has been completed. NOW we have witness members who are being compelled to give a statement to IA about the incident while the criminal case is still pending.

THE POTENTIAL RISK…now the witness officer or supervisor on scene who gives a compelled statement in October has to later testify in a criminal deposition or trial without being able to review the IA statement.

PROBLEM…now you recollection is effected by several months of a delay and since you cannot review the compelled statement expose yourself to internal violations or criminal charges. 

A traditional fund-raising initiative is being done for this member to help offset his criminal defense expenses. I hope you can make a contribution as a sign of compassion and unity. I trust this is not one of the characteristics of the HPD culture FF/CSR have targeted for a change. 

Last Friday the PBA met with FF/VA with reference to the pending grievances. The City asked for one more week then on Monday asked for an extension until 10/15/13. We granted the extension on all grievances except the longevity which we need an answer by Thursday the 10th. If not satisfied we go to the next step CSR.

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