Caseyville police chief named; works ...

Caseyville police chief named; works as prosecutor's investigator

There are 56 comments on the Belleville News Democrat story from Sep 11, 2013, titled Caseyville police chief named; works as prosecutor's investigator. In it, Belleville News Democrat reports that:

Jose Alvarez on Wednesday was named the new police chief of Caseyville, Mayor Len Black said.

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Big John

Belleville, IL

#1 Sep 13, 2013
Have known Jose for many years. If Black will keep his nose out of police business and let the man do his job, he will change the police dept. for the good. Can already see some officers wanting to file against him as they did JD already. He will not bow down to them and will make them do their jobs, no excuses excepted. Go Jose and Good Luck, you will need it with Black as Mayor.
Jim B

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Sep 13, 2013
Jose and I used to run together years ago. He is a good man. He will need to be strong with this bunch but I have faith in him. Congrats Jose !
Jody M

O Fallon, IL

#3 Sep 18, 2013
I think he will do a FANTASTIC Job as the new Chief!! Couldnt think of a better man to do it. He is a hard working and dedicated man. I see some great changes in the near future for the people of Caseyville, Illinois. Best of luck to you Jose Alvarez :)
The Dude

Belleville, IL

#4 Sep 18, 2013
Jody M wrote:
I think he will do a FANTASTIC Job as the new Chief!! Couldnt think of a better man to do it. He is a hard working and dedicated man. I see some great changes in the near future for the people of Caseyville, Illinois. Best of luck to you Jose Alvarez :)
a little sucking up to the new chief for your hubby, the " DUMPSTER" Scott M!
The Dude

Belleville, IL

#5 Sep 19, 2013
Jody M wrote:
I think he will do a FANTASTIC Job as the new Chief!! Couldnt think of a better man to do it. He is a hard working and dedicated man. I see some great changes in the near future for the people of Caseyville, Illinois. Best of luck to you Jose Alvarez :)
. And I forgot he's your uncle Jose!!!!!
ICare

El Dorado Springs, MO

#6 Sep 19, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>. And I forgot he's your uncle Jose!!!!!
Has it ever occurred to you there are other people out here in the world who actually think he is qualified other than his family? By you making assumptions and throwing names out there makes you look like an idiot! Shame on you for trying to cause conflict already. That's the problem with people like you! I agree, I think he will do a great job. Listening to the recommendations from other prominent figures in the community only makes it that much easier for the community to feel The mayor and board made a great decision, Congrats Mr. Alvarez.
The Dude

Belleville, IL

#7 Sep 19, 2013
ICare wrote:
<quoted text> Has it ever occurred to you there are other people out here in the world who actually think he is qualified other than his family? By you making assumptions and throwing names out there makes you look like an idiot! Shame on you for trying to cause conflict already. That's the problem with people like you! I agree, I think he will do a great job. Listening to the recommendations from other prominent figures in the community only makes it that much easier for the community to feel The mayor and board made a great decision, Congrats Mr. Alvarez.
. No, I think he is a great pick for the job, but it is still his niece sucking up for her fat assed lazy hubby to her uncle!
ICare

Republic, MO

#8 Sep 19, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>. No, I think he is a great pick for the job, but it is still his niece sucking up for her fat assed lazy hubby to her uncle!
How in the world do you even know that is his niece saying this? Its pretty rude on your part to be name calling! Sounds like you have personal ill feelings towards them.
Matt

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Sep 19, 2013
Hope the poor guy does a good job no matter who he is relatives with . Of course as long as it is not Romanik's kin.
Hmmm

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Sep 19, 2013
If he's going to be such a great Chief, why was he running lights and sirens yesterday (9/18/13) at 6:35 p.m. leaving Smithton? Was it because he was going to be late to his own swearing in? Caseyville PD had no calls at that time.

He hasn't been a real cop for 25 yrs!! Get someone with knowledge of how things work this century. It was a political move by the St. Clair County Democratic Regime
The Dude

Belleville, IL

#11 Sep 19, 2013
Matt wrote:
Hope the poor guy does a good job no matter who he is relatives with . Of course as long as it is not Romanik's kin.
Scott Miller will be very happy now that uncle Jose is on the job! Hope he doesn't get a boner for Jose like he did for JD. Jose do yourself a favor and don't eat the last hostess cupcake or Scott " THE DUMPSTER " will be after you next!!!!
ICare

United States

#12 Sep 19, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Scott Miller will be very happy now that uncle Jose is on the job! Hope he doesn't get a boner for Jose like he did for JD. Jose do yourself a favor and don't eat the last hostess cupcake or Scott " THE DUMPSTER " will be after you next!!!!
you're a real piece of work! Guess you get your kicks off of name calling. I HOPE TO GOODNESS YOU'RE NOT CONNECTED TO THE POLICE DEPT Or THE BOARD because the citizens don't need people like you running your mouth. You're an uninformed person with nothing better to do than be a bully!! Again, sounds like you a personal vendetta but can't state the truth just heresay!
The Dude

Belleville, IL

#13 Sep 19, 2013
ICare wrote:
<quoted text>you're a real piece of work! Guess you get your kicks off of name calling. I HOPE TO GOODNESS YOU'RE NOT CONNECTED TO THE POLICE DEPT Or THE BOARD because the citizens don't need people like you running your mouth. You're an uninformed person with nothing better to do than be a bully!! Again, sounds like you a personal vendetta but can't state the truth just heresay!
. What hearsay ? Scott is married to Jose's niece! Who you be his mammy?
Matt

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Sep 19, 2013
Dude, you are funny ! Still hope he is a good guy ! He won't be as top notch as JD was but still hope he is good !! RIP JD !
1whoknows

Edwardsville, IL

#15 Sep 19, 2013
JD was far from "top notch". He had no clue how to run a department, which is why he never did anything. Now that there is a real law enforcement officer in charge things can only improve. He actually has the job and people on his mind, not just guns and whores! Welcome to town Jose.
Matt

Saint Louis, MO

#16 Sep 20, 2013
Let it go ! You don't want the battle.
hopeful

United States

#17 Sep 20, 2013
Matt wrote:
Let it go ! You don't want the battle.
The past is the past and tomorrow is a new day. What has happpened is unfortunate and nobody will ever know the answers. The community as a whole need to come together to make Caseyville a safe place to live. People need to set their personal feelings aside n just get the job done.
1whoknows

Edwardsville, IL

#18 Sep 21, 2013
Matt wrote:
Let it go ! You don't want the battle.
What battle would that be? There is absolutely no question that he was a criminal, a bad cop & certainly a bad chief. He was in the business for guns,women and money not to help the citizens if Caseyville. Battle over.
Matt

Belleville, IL

#19 Sep 22, 2013
Ok POS ! What cop doesn't like guns? What man doesn't like women ? What human doesn't appreciate making money ? Sounds like u r jealous - still ! I do not believe he was ever found guilty of a crime . He left the earth a better person than u will ever aspire to be. Bad cop ? I would have taken him in a second over u or any other cop on the force. His job was his passion ! Bad chief ? Things were run better when he was here. Lazy cops didn't like him - always will be a few bad apples in the bunch! Shame he wasn't able to cut them out before they spoiled the bunch. Criminal ? Show me the convictions ! Worked for Black ! Perfect ? No he wasn't perfect. Haven't met a perfect person yet. Would be interested if u claim to be. Just go back in your glass house . Admire him in the shadows.
1whoknows

United States

#20 Sep 22, 2013
Matt wrote:
Ok POS ! What cop doesn't like guns? What man doesn't like women ? What human doesn't appreciate making money ? Sounds like u r jealous - still ! I do not believe he was ever found guilty of a crime . He left the earth a better person than u will ever aspire to be. Bad cop ? I would have taken him in a second over u or any other cop on the force. His job was his passion ! Bad chief ? Things were run better when he was here. Lazy cops didn't like him - always will be a few bad apples in the bunch! Shame he wasn't able to cut them out before they spoiled the bunch. Criminal ? Show me the convictions ! Worked for Black ! Perfect ? No he wasn't perfect. Haven't met a perfect person yet. Would be interested if u claim to be. Just go back in your glass house . Admire him in the shadows.
It's obvious that you are a in quite a bit of denial of the facts and I will end this commentary with that. I'm just glad that we finally have a real chief that will WORK to turn this village around. FYI- I'm not a cop as you stated.

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