Budget Axe Falls On Veteran Cops In Chesterfield

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A budget crunch is costing the city of Chesterfield more than you may know. It seems the city has had to trim it's workforce, and that includes some veteran police officers.
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Saint Louis, MO

#22 Sep 30, 2010
The Truth wrote:
Below is the scoop on the Chesterfield layoffs
There are 19 Chesterfield City employees being laid off, 5 police officers and one civilian in the PD are included in that 19.
1 Capt. 40yrs law enforcement- original with chesterfield
1 LT 30 yrs. law enforcement 20+ with Chesterfield
3 patrolman 15yrs, 20 +yrs., 3yrs
1 Civilian employee 10+ yrs.
While there are 5 officers with less than 2 yrs. on and one on field training and one in the academy that were retained????????
The city just spent 300k on a new solar panel system, 650k upgrading the hiking trails, 300k on new sprinkler systems
well, aren't you in the know....either a city employee or a cop. or a judge.

Cape Girardeau, MO

#23 Sep 30, 2010
It's fairly obvious they had too many cops to begin with. I really don't believe violent crime is an issue in that area.

United States

#24 Sep 30, 2010
I bet criminals will be flocking to Chesterfield now!

United States

#25 Oct 3, 2010
Chesterfield spent too much money on FRILLS and now they don"t have the money to do the JOBS they were HIRED (VOTED) to do . To save FACE they claim a budget short fall and use the LAYOFF procedure to cover there A++. I always thought GOVT was here to SERVE & PROTECT its EMPLOYER the TAX PAYER not SCREW & IGNORE its EMPLOYER the TAX PAYER . Somethings wrong with THIS PICTURE and ALL PICTURES IN AMERICA !!!! The AMERICAN PEOPLE better WAKE UP to all these PICTURES across the STATES and CORRECT there VOTEING MISTAKES before ( IT"S TOO LATE )

Saint Louis, MO

#27 Oct 24, 2010
Wow why don't they look at the city cars that are being used for PERSONAL USE. EVERYDAY, EVERY WEEKEND. Theres where they need to get a major cut back. Isn't it funny how the people that lost their jobs are the people that are the lowest paid, put their lives on the line and have to drive their own cars, pay their own insurance, car maintenance. And yet they lost their jobs. When the others are driving city vehicles every where and spending our money for their pleasure. MMMM Whats wrong with this picture. Look at all city vehicles and who are driving them, Should they be? Isn't their pay enough. have them drive to work and pick up a co. car like millions of others and leave it there when they get off at 5. Sounds logical to me. Oh thats right I don't work for the city.

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