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Monrovia police and city battle over contract - Pasadena Star-News

There are 9 comments on the Pasadena Star-News story from Mar 8, 2008, titled Monrovia police and city battle over contract - Pasadena Star-News. In it, Pasadena Star-News reports that:

Contract negotiations between the city and the Police Officers Association have stalled, and both sides are appealing to the public for support.

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Concerned in Monrovia

Monrovia, CA

#1 Mar 8, 2008
The Monrovia Police Officers Association has chosen a horrible strategy. Their recorded call to residents was incendiary and disrespectful to our community. How mercenary is it to leverage recent gang violence and family tragedies to get bigger raises for themselves? Their calls weren't about facts, they were about inciting fear. The public trust has been damaged by these calls; apparently the MPOA is more interesting in profiteering from gang violence than helping this community heal and be safe. I'm incented to argue against any raises for them now -- this bad behavior should not be rewarded. Shame on the MPOA.
Bad behavior in Monrovia

Monrovia, CA

#2 Mar 9, 2008
Public safety officers?
After these threatening phone calls, are red or blue bandanas to be given out next week as a tactical move?
Bad decision making
MPD we hardly know you
RobertCJParry

Monrovia, CA

#3 Mar 9, 2008
Approximately 20% of MPD's positions are vacant. They've lost 15 officers with 150+ years of experience to other agencies.
Four positions have been cut in recent years, meaning they'd have to hire 16 officers - on a depaprtmet of less than 70 - to match their 2002 authorized strength.
MPD cops are working 80 and 100+ hours a week (yes, 12 hour shifts every day for a full days). Sure, the get overtime. But that only goes so far, when you're walking up on car full of gangsters and haven't had more than a half-day off in a couple of weeks.
Maybe if MPD didn't have these vacancies, the gang war wouldn't have started. Maybe if those 12 vacancies were filled, cops would get a day off once in a while.
Profiteering from gang violence? Save me.
No Trust in Monrovia PD

Anaheim, CA

#4 Mar 10, 2008
This is a Department lacking in credibility! Sgt Alfaro lacks professionalism and integrity. The officers that work for him reflect this.
frazgo

Monrovia, CA

#5 Mar 11, 2008
Well it appears the city has done its job once again. MPD does the best they can with what they are given.

Monrovia has been down over a dozen officers the last few years. That information is available if you look around. Read RCJP's comments, I have to wonder as well if we had a fully staffed MPD they could have avoided had a better handle on the gang bangers as they were released and prevented January's violence.

Just maybe those looking at MPD officers with a negative eye need to shift their eyes up at city hall, the mayor and city manager. They are the ones who control funding, staffing, working conditions and what news we are allowed to see. Hold their feet to the fire if you don't like what is being done.
The system is broken

Hacienda Heights, CA

#6 Nov 26, 2011
Recently flagged down a officer to provide some assistence in getting a elderly lady home, Was treated like I had done something wrong,arrogant, discompassionate attiuade. acted like he was bothered that I asked for his assistence, very evident underlining hostility present. also noticed his reddened eyes, possibily from a lack of sleep, as mentioned in previous comments regarding their working conditions. We learned many years ago medical residents cant work professionally with out adequate sleep and time off,. Whatever happened to the concept of community police service. I am relucant to ask for or seek assistence for a officer again, for such a mundane thing as checking on the welfare of a elderly frail lady flouldering for hrs in a local laundry mat. How patrol officers conduct themselves reflect the leadership or lack of , in the police hierarchy.
Monrovia citizen

Pomona, CA

#7 Feb 3, 2017
frazgo wrote:
Well it appears the city has done its job once again. MPD does the best they can with what they are given.

Monrovia has been down over a dozen officers the last few years. That information is available if you look around. Read RCJP's comments, I have to wonder as well if we had a fully staffed MPD they could have avoided had a better handle on the gang bangers as they were released and prevented January's violence.

Just maybe those looking at MPD officers with a negative eye need to shift their eyes up at city hall, the mayor and city manager. They are the ones who control funding, staffing, working conditions and what news we are allowed to see. Hold their feet to the fire if you don't like what is being done.
I have tried to work with Monrovia Police Department for a couple years now I have tried to speak with the chief of police I have worked with the city manager and the mayor and I get nowhere when I make a complaint they tell the person that I complain about and then it becomes my problem I believe Monrovia Police Department has some corruption
Monrovia citizen

Pomona, CA

#8 Feb 3, 2017
Maybe Monroe via police officers are great it's just a few bad and if anybody cared to listen to me to make things better in the city of Monrovia I would love to speak with him as I said I have spoke with many people in the city and the police department the one person that will not speak to me is the chief of police
Monrovia citizen

Pomona, CA

#9 Feb 3, 2017
Concerned in Monrovia wrote:
The Monrovia Police Officers Association has chosen a horrible strategy. Their recorded call to residents was incendiary and disrespectful to our community. How mercenary is it to leverage recent gang violence and family tragedies to get bigger raises for themselves? Their calls weren't about facts, they were about inciting fear. The public trust has been damaged by these calls; apparently the MPOA is more interesting in profiteering from gang violence than helping this community heal and be safe. I'm incented to argue against any raises for them now -- this bad behavior should not be rewarded. Shame on the MPOA.
It is a shame because Monrovia Police Department has some of the greatest police officers anywhere it's just a few a couple police officers that think they can do whatever they want and whatever you do don't complain to the police department because you'll be threaten next Buy them

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