Connecticut police departments wrestle with nepotism

Feb 15, 2011 Full story: www.courant.com

"You know everyone is thinking 'how did that person get the job in the first place?'" Greenwich Human Resource Director Maureen Kast said."One family member is likely to try to protect the other in a difficult or dangerous situation, disregarding procedure and getting themselves or someone else hurt,''...

Stratford had a similar nepotism policy until recently, when it was updated to prohibit public officials from hiring immediate-family members. The policy was updated after an incident involving the former mayor, who tried to hire his brother, Human Resources Director Robert Ing said.

..But Stratford has had a nepotism scandal involving the police department and one of the sons of former Deputy Chief Joseph Loschiavo, who retired in 2009. "Based on the entire review of his personnel file I am amazed this individual was ever hired in the first place," Stratford Town Attorney Timothy Bishop told the Connecticut Post last March. Ing said the town had no nepotism policy in place when they were hired. But under the new policy, neither would get a job now.... Full Story
Un Qualified

Conestoga, PA

#1 Feb 16, 2011
Nepotism is 1 thing but putting unqualified cops on the streets is another. Stratford PD hired a seizure prone officer, I heard he had an accident on duty while having a seizure. When this officer had they accident are there drug tests given right after the accident just go tests are given to drivers with a CDL license.

Since: Mar 08

Stratford, CT

#2 Feb 16, 2011
I believe there was another alleged"UNQUALIFIED" person also..someone allegedly tried to sneak in..Nepotism is NOT the issue UNQUALIFIED IS! Be it Stratford or anywhere USA..That is the point...Whether it is to hire a woman(which I am) or a minority(which I amSpanish/Italian)..Unqualifie d cannot pass or does not meet necessary criteria..should be a NO GO...
THAT IS THE ONLY POINT

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