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Ousting Foley as police chief in city smacks of cronyism

And Robin Lees wasnt subordinate in Rank to any of the current police captains or lieutenants other than Mr. Foley. All of the current lieutenants and captains YPD were junior in Rank and seniority to Chief Lees. And Lees didnt worked under Foleys command; it would probably have been the opposite, with Foley reporting to Lees, as he does again.
As to the military reference, perhaps DeFelice should read up on the history of Patton and Eisenhower.
Rank at YPD doesnt indicate a superior ability at policing or command, merely that the person passed a book test. Using a book test only to promote an officer, is an archaic practice that other police departments discontinued long ago.

January 9, 2014 at 8:23 p.m. suggest removal

Ousting Foley as police chief in city smacks of cronyism

Mr. DeFelice your fondness for Mr. Foley is clear, so too is your lack of knowledge about YPD. Did you would know that officers of lower rank have many times in the past been appointed chief over officers who held higher ranks. In fact its been very common. The practice is common not only at YPD but other police departments as well. This is very common when the police chief job is a political appointment.
But back to YPD. Chief Robert Bush, was a detective when he was on the force. Police Chief John Lynch was also a detective who was appointed police chief over lieutenants and Captains. Police Chief Lewis was a lieutenant ged when he was made police chief. Lewis replaced Randall Wellington , who when not chief was a captain. Oh, and a quick search of YPD also shows that YPD also hired a retired shady FBI agent to be its chief in the 80s.

January 9, 2014 at 8:22 p.m. suggest removal

chrismatthews1971

Mr. DeFelice your fondness for Mr. Foley is clear, so too is your lack of knowledge about YPD. Did you would know that officers of lower rank have many times in the past been appointed chief over officers who held higher ranks. In fact it's been very common. The practice is common not only at YPD but other police departments as well. This is very common when the police chief job is a political appointment.
But back to YPD. Chief Robert Bush, was a detective when he was on the force. Police Chief John Lynch was also a detective who was appointed police chief over lieutenants and Captains. Police Chief Lewis was a lieutenant ged when he was made police chief. Lewis replaced Randall Wellington , who when not chief was a captain. Oh, and a quick search of YPD also shows that YPD also hired a retired shady FBI agent to be its chief in the 80's.
And Robin Lees wasn't subordinate in Rank to any of the current police captains or lieutenants other than Mr. Foley. All of the current lieutenants and captains YPD were junior in Rank and seniority to Chief Lees. And Lees didn't worked under Foley's command; it would probably have been the opposite, with Foley reporting to Lees, as he does again.
As to the military reference, perhaps DeFelice should read up on the history of Patton and Eisenhower. There was a real reversal
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Rank at YPD doesn't indicate a superior ability at policing or command, merely that the person passed a book test. Using a book test only to promote an officer, is an archaic practice that other police departments discontinued long ago.

January 6, 2014 at 6:22 p.m. suggest removal

New mayor to begin search for Youngstown police chief

If the police chief serves at the pleasure of the mayor, why would the chief have a 5 year contract. The contract negates that aspect. What would happen if the mayor was not satisfied with a chief's performance? Why would a contract extend a chief into another mayor's term? What a cluster - a mayor would be stuck with another mayor's appointee. The rationale for a 5 year contract is bogus. What other large departments have chief's with a contract like that? The sheriff has to run every four years, why would the police chief be any different? Why not the same for all department heads, give them all contracts. Why not do the chief like the clerk of courts and make him stand elections if there's a charter change? Why not the water commissioner? The city prosecutor run for election like the county prosecutor.
BUT BACK TO --- A CITY POLICE CHIEF WHO DOESN'T LIVE IN THE CITY. No, it's not always about how dangerous the city is. How many white cops moved from the city with the end of residency compared to the number of black and hispanic officers? Is the city any less dangerous for the minority officers? Lewis, Wellingtin, Bush, Huges an all lived in the city while police chief. Just look at Cleveland, Akron etc and ask where do their top law enforcement officer live

August 12, 2011 at 11:44 p.m. suggest removal

New mayor to begin search for Youngstown police chief

Why would the mayor consider anyone for police chief who does not live in the city? Who won't move back into the city? What an insult those living in Youngstown. Even though the state did away with residency, the citizens of Youngstown spoke loud and clear that they wanted its employees to live in the city. Now the mayor wants to consider a guy who moved out and would never move back, to lead the police department. The police chief, just like the mayor should reside in Youngstown. If you want to be a department you should live in the city.

August 12, 2011 at 5:16 a.m. suggest removal

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