Winthrop harbor Police??? Really

Winthrop harbor Police??? Really

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Tserpsa

Kenosha, WI

#1 Feb 1, 2012
SELFISH

Schaumburg, IL

#2 Feb 1, 2012
This is why we must keep paying higher and higher taxes. Our very self absorbed big brothers can't help themselves when it comes to spending tax dollars that they didn't earn. We must buckle down so they can keep acting like spoiled kids.
Disgusted

Chicago, IL

#3 Feb 2, 2012
Don't you know that tax money didn't pay for this. It was a "donation" from a recently appointed employee of the department. Can you say...selling badges???
intheknow

Skokie, IL

#4 Feb 2, 2012
This doesn't top his helicopter landing at a Libertyville restaurant for a Police Chiefs’ meeting.
Blago has nothing compared to this Chief of Influence Pedaling. If this guy spent as much time running the Department as he does massaging his ego who knows what they could do.
JustTheFacts

Woodstock, IL

#5 Feb 2, 2012
It is sometimes comical to see what conclusions people jump to when they base their opinions on misinformation. Some conslusions are natually drawn, as we all are distrusting of anyone who spends our hard earned tax dollars. For many, it's also their nature to distrust the police in general. So it's no wonder that these comments are seen here.

Now, for some factual information;

First, this is not the police chief's vehicle, as stated in the sensational headline. The police chief drives a standard sedan.

Next, the police chief is not "chauffeured" around in the Knight or any other vehicle. That's just silly. He drives his department car when on department business, just like everyone else does.

Next, the Knight vehicle, or its fuel, maintenance and insurance, does not cost 1 penny in tax money. It is 100% privately funded. Secondly, the police chief himself has rarely ridden in the Knight, but when he has it's been to ride with others to attend events focused on helping his department. Doing so simply makes sense and SAVES the department money by not taking his department car to said meeting. Haven't you ever car-pooled with business associated versus taking multiple cars? Come on.

Next, there is no "selling of badges" going on with this chief or department. Not one single badge has been handed to any person who has not been properly appointed by the village board, and gone through the same hiring process and police academy as every other officer. To accuse this police chief of influence peddling is simply wrong.

And lastly, this chief (or anyone else involved with the AIR-ONE helicopter program) has never taken a helicopter to lunch. Instead, these helicopters (which do not cost Winthrop Harbor tax payers one dime) are used to find lost children, missing persons, fleeing and hiding felons, etceteras. Dedicated VOLUNTEERS operate the helicopter program, including the police chief and several officers from Winthrop Harbor. Over 60 dedicated volunteers from dozens of police, fire and emergency management agencies donate thousands of hours for this. They help those in need... just think for a minute if it were your child, granchild, elderly parent, etc., that was in harms way and/or missing. You'd be glad this service is made available and you'd thank these volunteers.

So there you have some factual information. Hope it helps as you draw your next set of conclusions.
Disgusted

Chicago, IL

#6 Feb 2, 2012
Thank you Mr Bitton!
intheknow

Skokie, IL

#7 Feb 2, 2012
For JustTheFacts
“The police chief drives a standard sedan.”
Standard? Taurus SHO with heated seats.
“He drives his department car when on department business, just like everyone else does.”
And Non-department business.
“Next, there is no "selling of badges" going on with this chief or department. Not one single badge has been handed to any person who has not been properly appointed by the village board, and gone through the same hiring process and police academy as every other officer. To accuse this police chief of influence peddling is simply wrong.”
Make donations, have political clout or work for the right security company helps you get a foot in the door. How many officers on the department have never even worked in Winthrop Harbor? Not all officers were hired this way, and there are some fine officers on the department. Just because the Village Board approves something doesn’t make it right.
“And lastly, this chief (or anyone else involved with the AIR-ONE helicopter program) has never taken a helicopter to lunch. Instead, these helicopters (which do not cost Winthrop Harbor tax payers one dime) are used to find lost children, missing persons, fleeing and hiding felons, etceteras. Dedicated VOLUNTEERS operate the helicopter program, including the police chief and several officers from Winthrop Harbor.”
I didn’t see anyone say anything about lunch. I believe it was a Meeting of Chiefs of Police.
I don’t believe for one second it doesn’t cost the taxpayers of Winthrop Harbor one dime. I believe it is lots of dimes.
I also believe the AIR-ONE program as far as their mission and the volunteers are good. But do not believe it is free.
I hope this clarifies your factual information.
same-o

United States

#8 Mar 12, 2012
way-to-go-chief-bumlick

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#9 Mar 13, 2012
Anyone else wondering where all the surplus vehicles and equipment went that was acquired by the Chief’s Crew, Humvees, bucket trucks, helicopter transmissions, generators, FLIR equip. etc. have gone. I suppose these didn’t “cost the Village not one dime” either.
I find it interesting that a Department threatening lay-offs a year ago has money to buy this equipment and hire so many new employees. Yes, I know new hires are approved by the Village Board. They usually approve whatever Brumlik wants or face the wrath of Mayor Loy.
You could ask the Chief if you can find him. The man has no regular scheduled hours.
intheknow

Skokie, IL

#10 Mar 13, 2012
Here we go again. Where did the vehicles and equipment come from? How much did they really cost and what are they for? I also noticed some of the equipment is no longer behind the EMA Building, where did they go? We will never know the truth!
Accounting

UK

#11 Mar 14, 2012
We need more illegal immigrants in Lake County and Illinois for that matter. Paying this and that for all the illegal immigrants helps everyone to have a better life. Thank you Law makers, Law enforcement, Democrats and liberals. Thank you so much.
classy

United States

#12 Mar 20, 2012
veryyyyyyyyyyyy,nice
high on life

Zion, IL

#13 Jul 10, 2012
good ole WH cops...and markley seems to have chip on his shoulder...a pissed off cop with a gun...not a good combination
Lol

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Mar 14, 2015
Watching WH is absolutely correct!!!! The Chief does not have regular hours when he is out and about lying to women!!
LOL

Dallas, TX

#15 Apr 1, 2015
JustTheFacts wrote:
It is sometimes comical to see what conclusions people jump to when they base their opinions on misinformation. Some conslusions are natually drawn, as we all are distrusting of anyone who spends our hard earned tax dollars. For many, it's also their nature to distrust the police in general. So it's no wonder that these comments are seen here.
Now, for some factual information;
First, this is not the police chief's vehicle, as stated in the sensational headline. The police chief drives a standard sedan.
Next, the police chief is not "chauffeured" around in the Knight or any other vehicle. That's just silly. He drives his department car when on department business, just like everyone else does.
Next, the Knight vehicle, or its fuel, maintenance and insurance, does not cost 1 penny in tax money. It is 100% privately funded. Secondly, the police chief himself has rarely ridden in the Knight, but when he has it's been to ride with others to attend events focused on helping his department. Doing so simply makes sense and SAVES the department money by not taking his department car to said meeting. Haven't you ever car-pooled with business associated versus taking multiple cars? Come on.
Next, there is no "selling of badges" going on with this chief or department. Not one single badge has been handed to any person who has not been properly appointed by the village board, and gone through the same hiring process and police academy as every other officer. To accuse this police chief of influence peddling is simply wrong.
And lastly, this chief (or anyone else involved with the AIR-ONE helicopter program) has never taken a helicopter to lunch. Instead, these helicopters (which do not cost Winthrop Harbor tax payers one dime) are used to find lost children, missing persons, fleeing and hiding felons, etceteras. Dedicated VOLUNTEERS operate the helicopter program, including the police chief and several officers from Winthrop Harbor. Over 60 dedicated volunteers from dozens of police, fire and emergency management agencies donate thousands of hours for this. They help those in need... just think for a minute if it were your child, granchild, elderly parent, etc., that was in harms way and/or missing. You'd be glad this service is made available and you'd thank these volunteers.
So there you have some factual information. Hope it helps as you draw your next set of conclusions.
You are clueless to this Chiefs' Activities!!!!!!!!!!

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