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Big mouth

Opelousas, LA

#42 Aug 4, 2008
CLJ3 You say that they have to prove them selves so they can get a raise HOW ? Get hurt or better yet get killed by some thugs while defending the UNGRATEFUL CITIZENS OF EUNICE!!!
Heidi Stagg

Opelousas, LA

#43 Aug 4, 2008
CLJ3 are you a little jealous maybe? I think that you should sit back and think about this. I have had to go through all of these trainings, and they are hard work, day in and day out, the Academy is no piece of cake either, but I DID IT!!! and then you get to do what you love. But what you others do not see is the things behind closed doors... The promises of the raises, training, being able to move up, ect... have you ever seen a man / lady move up at EPD very often? Might want to consider that also before you go and bash something..
Big mouth

Opelousas, LA

#44 Aug 5, 2008
Heidi I know how hard you worked,and I wish we HAD some more police of your calliber. But when moral gets so low and you are continuly lies to by your Mayor and some of the council(Mostly in past) It is hard to do the best job day after day.And then you still can't support your family. You really have to LOVE YOUR JOB.And we really do have some of them that are hanging on.The only thinh I have a difference is what you said about not promoting up. I may be wrong but most of the SERGENTS AND HIGHER HAVE COME FROM WITH IN.Our problem seems to be our GOOD NEW Patrolmen keep leaving for more pay in other towns,or go to work off shore. Call me when you have time.
the light is off

Lafayette, LA

#45 Aug 7, 2008
Well our city is in a crisis now. Lets see crime keeps rising here.. I know that a few times this week there has only been two officers on duty for a few shifts and heard they just lost two more officers that quit this wwek and a few that gave their two weeks notice. WOW we cant get any new ones hired and the ones we have are jumping ship (who can blame them they get paid bearly over minimum wage to be Police??) This city is going to sh*t. I dont want to move my family, I love this city , schools etc, but its not going to be safe Anywhere soon. Our elected officials (ALL of them) better do something NOW before its too late!
Big mouth

Opelousas, LA

#46 Aug 7, 2008
I don't think it's JUST the money ,But getting NO respect from the mayor.It's also being down rateD all the time from the mayor on the radio station..
Heidi Stagg

Opelousas, LA

#47 Aug 10, 2008
I think you have to start from the TOP!!! You have to OPEN your mouth and NOT JUST ON HERE WITH A FAKE NAME!!!!!!!!!! GO TO THE COUNCIL MEETING AND TELL BOB THAT HE NEEDS TO GIVE THESE PEOPLE A RAISE... THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE PROTECTING YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN.. HELL IF ALL ELSE FAILS BRING THE RAIDO LOGS FROM THE PAPER AND SHOW HIM THE CUT OUTS... MAKE HIM ANSWER.. HE WANTS TO SAY HE IS THE BOSS WELL ASK HIM, WHY IS IT THAT NO ONE WANTS TO STAY? WHY IS IT NO ONE COMES TO EUNICE TO WORK ANY MORE? YES, TIMES ARE HARD, BUT THESE PEOPLE HAVE TO BE GIVEN A RAISE FOR COST OF LIVING JUST LIKE THE REST OF THE WORLD.... NOT JUST THE PEOPLE CUTTING THE TREES IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE!!!!!!!!!! DON'T JUST TALK ABOUT IT ON HERE LET'S TALK ABOUT IT AT THE MEETING. IF ENOUGH OF US SHOW UP I BET HE WOULD NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO.... I CHALLENGE EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU TO BE THERE... LET'S JUST SEE HOW MANY OF YOU SHOW UP..
Heidi Stagg

Opelousas, LA

#48 Aug 10, 2008
CAJUN GIRL, AS PER YOUR COMMENT ON JULY 19TH. I AGREE WITH YOU SOME WHAT, BUT, IF YOU LOOK AT IT THIS WAY. WE NEED A MAYOR TO HANDLE ALL OF THIS. 1) THE EPD- TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE SITUATION, BUT WHERE IS THE CHIEF IN THE PICTURE??? IS HE ASLEEP IN ALL OF THIS? HE DOES HAVE A JOB AND THAT IS WHY HE GETS PAID. THEY NEED TO GO TO HIM FIRST. ALTHOUGH I DO NOT CARE FOR THE MAYOR, CHAIN OF COMMAND NEEDS TO BE PUT INTO PLAY HERE. IF IT IS SEEM FIT THAT THE MAYOR NEEDS TO HANDLE IT HE SHOULD COME DOWN ON THEM BUT HE HAS NOT, SO WHAT DOES THAT TELL US???
2) THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE- IS THAT NOT THE CITY'S BUSINESS? THAT SHOULD BE THE MAYORS JOB...
3) THE REC- IF HE DID NOT WANT TO BE INVOLVED HE SHOULD HAVE STAYED AWAY. COACHING A TEAM IS A VOLUNTARY, THE MESS HE CREATED IS NOT!! WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CHILDREN AND THE CITIES REC DEPARTMENT HERE.. DO YOU NOT MIND WHAT HAPPENDS TO IT?
A MAYOR'S JOB DEALS WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT ISSUES DAY IN AND DAY OUT, IF THE MAYOR HAS TO MUCH ON HIS "PLATE" THEN MAY BE HE NEED NOT BE THE MAYOR? JUST AN OPINION..
Allison Briley

Los Angeles, CA

#49 Aug 10, 2008
Heidi Stagg wrote:
CAJUN GIRL, AS PER YOUR COMMENT ON JULY 19TH. I AGREE WITH YOU SOME WHAT, BUT, IF YOU LOOK AT IT THIS WAY. WE NEED A MAYOR TO HANDLE ALL OF THIS. 1) THE EPD- TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE SITUATION, BUT WHERE IS THE CHIEF IN THE PICTURE??? IS HE ASLEEP IN ALL OF THIS? HE DOES HAVE A JOB AND THAT IS WHY HE GETS PAID. THEY NEED TO GO TO HIM FIRST. ALTHOUGH I DO NOT CARE FOR THE MAYOR, CHAIN OF COMMAND NEEDS TO BE PUT INTO PLAY HERE. IF IT IS SEEM FIT THAT THE MAYOR NEEDS TO HANDLE IT HE SHOULD COME DOWN ON THEM BUT HE HAS NOT, SO WHAT DOES THAT TELL US???
2) THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE- IS THAT NOT THE CITY'S BUSINESS? THAT SHOULD BE THE MAYORS JOB...
3) THE REC- IF HE DID NOT WANT TO BE INVOLVED HE SHOULD HAVE STAYED AWAY. COACHING A TEAM IS A VOLUNTARY, THE MESS HE CREATED IS NOT!! WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CHILDREN AND THE CITIES REC DEPARTMENT HERE.. DO YOU NOT MIND WHAT HAPPENDS TO IT?
A MAYOR'S JOB DEALS WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT ISSUES DAY IN AND DAY OUT, IF THE MAYOR HAS TO MUCH ON HIS "PLATE" THEN MAY BE HE NEED NOT BE THE MAYOR? JUST AN OPINION..
It's nice to see someone step up to the plate and take charge.

Heidi for Mayor
Everything will be "alrighty" if you vote for "Heidi"
Big mouth

Opelousas, LA

#50 Aug 10, 2008
First of all the Police cheif is a ELECTED POSTION. and we voted him in. Secondly you can only do so much with what you have.You can not CLONE Good officers.Third he has to spendThe mayor has so much time trying to PLEASE our STUPID MAYOR .I was really up set when I read in the Eunice News that the cheif is concering gividing in to the mayor and have less officers so he can get the mayor to pay the officers. NO Way We don't have enough left to fully cover 2 shifts the way we need to little lone not hire any new officers.We NEED To put the pressure on the mayor. Please come to the council meeting tues. night and sign up for public comments .(under police dept.
Big mouth

Opelousas, LA

#51 Aug 10, 2008
P.S. I am going to propose that the mayor take Part of that $500,000.oo dollars left over from last year (from cutting all the (services)In to the POLICE DEPT.SALERY BUDJECT.i NEED YOUR SUPPORT .
none

Covington, LA

#52 Aug 11, 2008
heidi we have several openings at epd if you are interested
thibodeaux

Branch, LA

#53 Aug 11, 2008
big mouth first i want to complimemnt it was nice to read your coments without hearing you cut down someone but i do agree the solution is not to cut down one the police even though it will give those who stay a pay raise it wont help anything at all. and as to everyone who keeps talking about these elected officials not everyone voted for theses who are in office (and money and your name once again like ive stated) has major affects. and honestly the reason why the police arent getting the raises they want is because of all the other taxes were paying. just like the police i work for barely over miminum wage and i worry about being able to pay my electric bill and even though mim wage is going up so is everything else and everyone feels this. if anyone has a sure answer of overpowering those who get paid for doing nothing and sucking up good air in the council and every other person who has rule in the city of euncie please let us know cause i am very intersted in taking part but it does no good because they let it go in one ear and out the other and we are trying to overthrow these very people we are going gripe to.
Big mouth

Opelousas, LA

#54 Aug 11, 2008
thibodeaux I also didn't vote for the mayor or the cheif.But in the last year and half I have come to a nw RESPECTfor CHEIF that I didn't have before.I also made it my business to get more knowledge of how the police dept.works. From day one I have supported my POLICE DEPT. But not always ALL of the officers. I was raised in a police dept. home in another state.
But back to OUR POLICE DEPT. OVER ALL WE HAVE A good force.And we need to thank GOD everyday for their safty and their dedecation to our city.Last week I had to call a officer to my home about a theif. The officer did not know me But treated me with courtisy.. When I was thanking him before he left,He ask me was i the Lady from the council meetings,when I said yes he told me he THANKED ME for soeting him and the other police men and women.Just a jind word or THANK YOU TO OURofficers goes a lomg way.

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