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Ridgewood NJ, Phil Murphy’s attempt to disarm tax-paying NJ gun owners. It seems that in their ZEAL to make everyone “FEEL GOOD” about “doing something” about the great “firearms menace”, nobody in the in the Murphy Administration got the memo that NO EXEMPTION exists in the current statute for off duty Police Officers for ANY gun they carry! So how many Police Officers’s are technically in violation of the standard capacity Mag Ban simply because their department-issued equipment is in VIOLATION of the LAW put into place by the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in NJ (our Attorney General)?
The disclosure of this alleged adulterous romantic/sexual relationship may shed some light on an incident in which one of the individuals reported to be involved became irate when learning that RIdgewood Police Department patrol officers entered his/her home when they found the front door ajar.
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Glen Rock Council reinstates two suspended police officers
MARCH 25, 2015, 9:22 PM LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015, 9:31 PM
BY CHRIS HARRIS
STAFF WRITER |
GLEN ROCK — The Borough Council agreed to reinstate police officers Christopher McInerney and Bryan Scott Wednesday evening, moving to return both officers to the force nearly three months after they were suspended.
The decision was made at the Glen Rock council’s meeting Wednesday night, which was attended by some 40 police supporters, including several of Scott and McInerney’s fellow borough officers.
Applause filled the room after the council approved a pair of resolutions, read aloud by Mayor John van Kuren, restoring Scott to his position as a borough police officer and McInerney to his rank as sergeant.
A wave of relief washed over Scott’s face, and he kissed his wife, Ellen. His mother, Pat, smiled at her son.
Glen Rock hires two police officers as controversy simmers over two suspensions
JANUARY 28, 2015, 9:41 PM LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015, 9:45 PM
BY CHRIS HARRIS
STAFF WRITER |
GLEN ROCK — The Borough Council voted Wednesday night to hire two police officers to fill vacancies, but continued this week to resist residents’ calls to reinstate two policemen suspended for deleting two photos from a department computer.
Only a handful of the more than 40 residents in attendance for Wednesday night’s meeting addressed the council, but all chided them for keeping longtime officers Christopher McInerney and Bryan Scott off of the borough’s payroll.
“I am asking you to get [the two officers] back as part of our community,” said resident Michael Donahue, eliciting applause from the audience; he called the suspensions “de facto” punishments.
“Let’s get these gentlemen back on the payroll until it is adjudicated,” Donahue insisted.
McInerney and Scott also had their health benefits cut in late December when they were suspended.
“You should be ashamed of yourselves; I am ashamed of you,” Dan McInerney, the brother of one of the officers, told the council.
Readers debate more overtime vs more officers
Would you rather pay for the overtime and have less officers on the streets, working events, and eliminate special programs like the school officer.
Or use the same cost and reduce overt time and have more police officers?
Again this town use to have almost 20 more officers then it currently has today. Retirements will continue to happen, and the ranks will fluctuate. This is why this new ordinance sound great on paper. It allows the Chief, the VC, the VM and even the town have a say on how many officers they feel they need on a yearly bases. It dosnt tie the hands of the powers to be to make the right choice if needed due to a number that know one knows how it was reached.
I guess its’s pay less today in overtime by having more officers, or pay more tomorrow in pension & health care if we have more officers ? Which is cheaper ? I’ve noticed the public safety, plus pensions & social security, and insurance (health, workman’s’ comp, other) were 51% of the Village part of the budget in 2013. This was up from 42% in 2001. These budget items are growing much faster than the overall budget, and have also grown in excess of the 2% property tax cap. If this continues, it suggests that, from a property taxpayer’s perspective, the annual increases in property taxes will not go to improve quality of life and services for residents. Instead, annual tax increases will be required to fund mandated salary and benefit obligations. So which is better ?