DVPD Officer Suspended
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WatchDog

Macon, GA

#1 Sep 22, 2012
Douglasville Police suspended one of their Officers, for a day without pay. The Officer was suspended because he sent the Mayor a email about the City Insurance and benefits. Once again local politics bulling employees, who are just trying to provide for their families. Remember Douglasville Police Chief's the Mayor is an elected Citizen and employees and citizens have the right to know what's going on.
Judicial

Douglasville, GA

#3 Sep 22, 2012
You aren't allowed to email the Mayor?!?!? Well I guess that makes sense. By all looks and appearances of things you aren't allowed to question anything he does in your city. You can't ask him questions in an open forum setting. You can't accuse, talk to or question him at all. Unless you are praising him or listening to him go on and on about how great he is. It's a sad day when the Mayor dictates if an employee can or cannot email him. what do you need, a permission slip???? And to be suspended for doing so?? SMH He said in a recent 'town hall meeting' that his phone number is listed in the phone book and citizens were welcome to call him up, email him or come see him at his office. But an employee cannot email him. Something is wrong with that picture!
Rule book

AOL

#4 Sep 23, 2012
Friend said He/She may have broke the chain of command. Friend said police employees are never allowed to go straight to the top. If the spouse had sent the email or a family member, maybe no problem, but an employee going to the top is a no no. Stupid rule if true. Guess DVPD and the city has a great open door policy. If you see the door open, please close it. Poor guy/girl. They make jack so a day is a lot of money.
Recall Harvey

Douglasville, GA

#5 Sep 23, 2012
Time to recall the Mayor.
concerned

Douglasville, GA

#6 Sep 23, 2012
I hope this is not true! What kind of place are they running up there? An employee/officer is not allowed to send an email to the mayor yet other officers have relations with each other. Adultery is okay as long as they don't email the mayor.
Lazy Stops Here

United States

#7 Sep 24, 2012
Y'all gonna be dealt with!

“Yet another average white man.”

Since: Jun 11

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#8 Sep 24, 2012
concerned wrote:
I hope this is not true! What kind of place are they running up there? An employee/officer is not allowed to send an email to the mayor yet other officers have relations with each other. Adultery is okay as long as they don't email the mayor.

I seriously doubt that it is normal protocol for a police officer to be griping to the mayor about insurance. He clearly jumped the chain of command because he was trying to stir stuff up when he didn't get his way. Like it or not, troublemakers are being weeded out of businesses and municipalities left and right. Nobody has a job that is so secure they need to be stirring up trouble. When I have insurance problems I don't email the CEO of the company I'm working for.
Grobbbbbbbbbbb
Dale shields

Atlanta, GA

#9 Sep 24, 2012
There are plenty of other police departments hiring.Take that day off and go find another job.What about the officer that sits on the chapel hill exit ramp?Has anyone disputed their ticket from an officer not being visible for 500 feet yet?
torqued

Douglasville, GA

#10 Sep 24, 2012
Dale shields wrote:
There are plenty of other police departments hiring.Take that day off and go find another job.What about the officer that sits on the chapel hill exit ramp?Has anyone disputed their ticket from an officer not being visible for 500 feet yet?
HaHaHa! I love this guy!

From his link he's been posting everywhere:

"OBAMA SIGNED AWAY YOUR PROPERTY AND EVERYTHING YOU HAVE!!! HITLER HAS FINALLY ROSE HIS HEAD AND HIS NAME IS BARRAK O’SCUMA!!!"

Finally we see the best minds RepubliKKKans have to offer!
concerned

Douglasville, GA

#11 Sep 24, 2012
Does the punishment fit the crime?
informed

Villa Rica, GA

#12 Sep 24, 2012
The officer questioned the situation because the chain of command is not supporting its people. Or should I say the city is not supporting its officers. Be informed before making stupid remarks. This guy is only one in several recent developments.
In The Know

Douglasville, GA

#13 Sep 26, 2012
He was questioning the current workers comp payments, a year ago any officer injured in the line of duty recieved a tiered payment plan starting with 100%, then 80%, then 60%. Now if an officer is injured in the line of duty he only gets 60%. That is not jack considering the daily risk of their jobs. This change was made without anyone knowing a year ago. Fine way to treat the people who protect and serve us, especially since the mayor was supposed to be pro PD. The current command staff do not have their officers backs, they are concerned with their own necks, hence forth not supporting the men and women who risk their lives daily to keep us safe. Over all PD moral is very low, and you ask why all the turnover....because they are left hanging out in the wind by themselves with no back up!
B-Man

Carrollton, GA

#14 Sep 26, 2012
Whatever happened, it's Obama's fault! Just ask Synergy aka Big Dave....lol

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#15 Sep 27, 2012
Grob Hahn wrote:
<quoted text>
I seriously doubt that it is normal protocol for a police officer to be griping to the mayor about insurance. He clearly jumped the chain of command because he was trying to stir stuff up when he didn't get his way. Like it or not, troublemakers are being weeded out of businesses and municipalities left and right. Nobody has a job that is so secure they need to be stirring up trouble. When I have insurance problems I don't email the CEO of the company I'm working for.
Grobbbbbbbbbbb
Please Grob, most folks are allergic to logic. You should have known better! lol!
Whatever

Dallas, GA

#16 Sep 27, 2012
The mayor has always told employees and citizens that if they had a problem to not hesitate and call him. Mr. Mayor don't be offended when everyone tells you to shove it, for fear that you will run and tell their boss and get them suspended. I am assuming if the e-mail was positive their wouldn't be any punishment handed down. The crime is that the officer probably spoke the truth, and was concerned about an issue, and their big ego's couldn't handle it. What a bunch of cry babies. I hope the officer enjoyed his day off and left an upper decker in the bathroom at city hall.
M is the Number

United States

#18 Oct 6, 2012
Who cares, no one in the police departments admin gives a crap, that's why they have at least 3 officers looking to go elsewhere, maybe more.

Morale is at an all time low and this is affecting productivity. Heck, you have officers turning against coworkers. Some people get away with whatever they want and others are disciplined for things that are not even in SOP or are not ethically immoral.

I don't have a solution, but the problem is clearly from the top down.
Getaclue

United States

#20 Oct 7, 2012
When a Company CEO does poorly they fire them, when a Coach does poorly they fire him not the team. It's time for the Chief to go during his time as Chief he has caused more problems then he has done good. Thus, that's why you don't make a school resource officer Chief.
Former Mayor must have reappointed him to that position since he was dating his daughter and the current Mayor must have seen the puppet strings and decided he could walk the Chief and the department into the ground as well. It's sad that such a respectable Police Dept has taken a dive. Chief Whisenant wasn't perfect but at least he cared for the Department and the Citizens of Douglasville.
Burl Lee

United States

#21 Oct 7, 2012
I will have to say that I liked and respected Joe Whisenant's style and professional manner as not only a Chief of Police, but a CEO of the department. He had a buy in with the community as a communicator.

I have met Chief Womack, but don't know him personally. He seems to have an over the top commando rambo approach to his connection with the community.

I'm all for speak softly but carry a big stick. That was Chief Whisenant. In large public gatherings, Chief Womack looks like he's ready to start hurling hand grenades and direct mortar fire.

Definitely two different styles
M is the Number

United States

#22 Oct 7, 2012
lol

AOL

#23 Oct 8, 2012
forgive me, but that is funny. he really is in-experienced. ego trip too much.

your name on the cars? come on now.. lol
Burl Lee wrote:
I will have to say that I liked and respected Joe Whisenant's style and professional manner as not only a Chief of Police, but a CEO of the department. He had a buy in with the community as a communicator.
I have met Chief Womack, but don't know him personally. He seems to have an over the top commando rambo approach to his connection with the community.
I'm all for speak softly but carry a big stick. That was Chief Whisenant. In large public gatherings, Chief Womack looks like he's ready to start hurling hand grenades and direct mortar fire.
Definitely two different styles

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