Saltsburg hires officer in charge for...

Saltsburg hires officer in charge for police department

There are 36 comments on the PittsburghLIVE.com story from Jan 7, 2011, titled Saltsburg hires officer in charge for police department. In it, PittsburghLIVE.com reports that:

Saltsburg Borough Council brought in the New Year by finding new leadership for its part-time police department.

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Saltsburger

Apollo, PA

#1 Jan 9, 2011
Poor Walker. Doesn't know what he's in for. I give him 9 months tops.

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#2 Jan 10, 2011
$1600 a month doesn't sound like very good money at all for somebody with his experience. That equates to about $10/hr.
bill

Richmond, VA

#3 Jan 10, 2011
he would do fine if council would leave him alone to arrest all the bad guys, not just the ones they say. 9 months i'll bet 6 months
Lewistown Resident

AOL

#4 Jan 10, 2011
JunkE wrote:
$1600 a month doesn't sound like very good money at all for somebody with his experience. That equates to about $10/hr.
So you and your other alias name Milroy thought Lewistown borough was cheap to pay their policemen between 40 to 60 thousand per year. I guess you haven't been around.

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#5 Jan 10, 2011
Lewistown Resident wrote:
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So you and your other alias name Milroy thought Lewistown borough was cheap to pay their policemen between 40 to 60 thousand per year. I guess you haven't been around.
Once again you're committing one of the sins you preach so much about (lying). I didn't say 40-60K was low for a police officer, I said it was low for a Chief or Police position which it most definitely is. I don't know what the borough pays their standard patrol officers but I'm sure its a low rate too and none of that negates the fact that Walker is getting paid less than most receptionists and only a little more than half of what MCRPD starts their patrolmen at.
wondering

Apollo, PA

#6 Jan 10, 2011
ha i wonder if this town cop is going to be like eric the one who i guess was engaged and went on dates with girls he met around town he was a real creeeeeeeep.
WTF

Apollo, PA

#7 Jan 10, 2011
Surely this town can afford to pay their officers more than $10/hr. Hiring a consistent police force that is paid enough to merit total competence is crucial to this town's future.$10/hr affords enough incentive for the occasional parking ticket and moving violation fine.

We need at least two professional, competent police officers. Period.
Blue Dodge Truck Guy

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Jan 11, 2011
wondering wrote:
ha i wonder if this town cop is going to be like eric the one who i guess was engaged and went on dates with girls he met around town he was a real creeeeeeeep.
they all doin it.
sarahh

Apollo, PA

#9 Jan 11, 2011
just sayin,saltsburg cant pay shit! and i personally miss matt and ray,i loved those two. ray was the last cheif,he let me get away with everything and they were really nice too. this old guy dnt even kno whats coming.

Since: Jan 11

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#10 Jan 11, 2011
giv em sex weaks tops heal leav fer nothar job lik da athers kause he wonnt putt up wit da kouncils ka ka no way da azk oder kops 2 du ka ka n athers kwit lik rite now. GUd lock
Saltsburrger

Apollo, PA

#11 Jan 11, 2011
bill wrote:
he would do fine if council would leave him alone to arrest all the bad guys, not just the ones they say. 9 months i'll bet 6 months
You got that right, Bill. The council should leave him alone to do his work. Will they? You and I and everyone else knows that answer. I give him ten weeks, tops. He has experience and he can make a hell of alot more money somewhere else. He's moving to this area to be with his woman and I'm sure he won't say long.
Saltsburrger

Apollo, PA

#12 Jan 11, 2011
JunkE wrote:
$1600 a month doesn't sound like very good money at all for somebody with his experience. That equates to about $10/hr.
That's good money, according to the Saltsburg Borough Council. Would you put on a gun for $10/hour? I wouldn't. Some do, just for about six to eight weeks, then they leave. The just need a little experience then they're gone.
iiwii

Lewistown, PA

#13 Jan 11, 2011
LOL, you people apparently do not know the man. You will would be surprised. I'd say its just an extra income for him, as it would be for any other retired police officer. He's not there to make a name or a million. Just there to make some extra money and have the ability to come and go as he pleases and still do some type of police work until he gets bored. You do know it is only a (part time job), right?
Saltsburrger

Apollo, PA

#14 Jan 11, 2011
We don't know the man, but we DO know the council. I realize it's only spending money to him because he's retired. The thing is, he will get bored and fed up with with all the crap he has to put up with and he will quit like everyone else.

Since the police force was reinstated, there have been at least 12-14 part-timers who were in and out of the door within six-eight weeks time, with the exception of Ray Long. He lasted nearly one year. The hiring/training process is on-going.. No one lasts. They get a little
experience and they handin their resignations. That's the
history of the Saltsburg Police force. The problem was the council. It will be the same for Mr. Walker. He WILL GET FED UP AND QUIT. The only difference between him and the others is he has lots of experience. That's why I say I give him maybe six months. Maybe.
Saltsburrger

Apollo, PA

#15 Jan 11, 2011
I was being sarcastic when I said that $10/hour was good money. I surely wouldn't pack heat for $10 per hour! Hey, that's an improvement over the $8 per hour they were paying the others before Ray Long, though. Yeah right!

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#16 Jan 12, 2011
iiwii wrote:
LOL, you people apparently do not know the man. You will would be surprised. I'd say its just an extra income for him, as it would be for any other retired police officer. He's not there to make a name or a million. Just there to make some extra money and have the ability to come and go as he pleases and still do some type of police work until he gets bored. You do know it is only a (part time job), right?
ACtually I do know the man personally, although I haven't spoken to him in a while. If it's part time then that's a bit of a different story. I figured an officer-in-charge would be working 40 hour weeks at minimum.
Blue Dodge Truck Guy

Monroeville, PA

#17 Jan 12, 2011
Saltsburrger wrote:
We don't know the man, but we DO know the council. I realize it's only spending money to him because he's retired. The thing is, he will get bored and fed up with with all the crap he has to put up with and he will quit like everyone else.
Since the police force was reinstated, there have been at least 12-14 part-timers who were in and out of the door within six-eight weeks time, with the exception of Ray Long. He lasted nearly one year. The hiring/training process is on-going.. No one lasts. They get a little
experience and they handin their resignations. That's the
history of the Saltsburg Police force. The problem was the council. It will be the same for Mr. Walker. He WILL GET FED UP AND QUIT. The only difference between him and the others is he has lots of experience. That's why I say I give him maybe six months. Maybe.
Wa wa wa. Vrooooom Vrooooom! Mofocker.
WOW

State College, PA

#18 Jan 12, 2011
likemyparkin wrote:
giv em sex weaks tops heal leav fer nothar job lik da athers kause he wonnt putt up wit da kouncils ka ka no way da azk oder kops 2 du ka ka n athers kwit lik rite now. GUd lock
WHAT? THIS IS RIDICULOUS! AMERICAN ENGLISH PLEASE!
Lewistown Resident

Lancaster, PA

#19 Jan 12, 2011
WOW wrote:
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WHAT? THIS IS RIDICULOUS! AMERICAN ENGLISH PLEASE!
He's trying to tell you that Lewistown Resident is smarter than you give him credit for.
Saltsburrger

Apollo, PA

#20 Jan 12, 2011
JunkE wrote:
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ACtually I do know the man personally, although I haven't spoken to him in a while. If it's part time then that's a bit of a different story. I figured an officer-in-charge would be working 40 hour weeks at minimum.
Yeah, one would assume this, but there are no full-time positions in this town. Ray Long, our last Police Chief, worked part-time, 20 hours per week @$10 per hour. Mr. Walker will be handing the his "walking" papers after he gets a taste of Saltsburg. It'll be an real awakening for him.

People say when you cross over the bridge into Saltsburg, it's like you're entering into a whole other dimension. Ain't that the truth!

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