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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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“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#21 Jan 12, 2011
Saltsburrger wrote:
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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!
Wow, I just can't fathom $10/hr. for a Chief of Police position.
Saltsburrger

Apollo, PA

#22 Jan 12, 2011
Yeah....this is fact. This is Saltsburg. The council (some of them) believes this is fair compensation.
Caroline

Mckeesport, PA

#23 Jan 15, 2011
To clear any fog up on the comments made about "Walker" taking the position of Chief of Police of Saltsburg.

Gary took the position not in anyway for the money. THAT IS A FACT He has RETIRED from the department he has worked for over 22 years. He took the position here as part time to still enjoy a job he not only enjoys - but believes in. Without a doubt it will now be something on a smaller scale, and one he can enjoy doing.
As far as DATING other women, you can rest assured that will not happen. I am not sure why that comment was even made, and find it very offensive not only to him but myself.
The FACT is he does not have to work at all, but feels he can give something back to the town in which he has decided to call his home. I am not sure WHY some may find that a bad thing and make neg. comments, i would have hoped that the town and the people in the area would find that a honorable one. He knows his job and is willing to share it with the town. Those are
the facts- nothing more - nothing less. I would hope that you all will welcome Gary instead of making comments to discourage him.
Saltsburrger

Apollo, PA

#24 Jan 15, 2011
Well, whether he needs the money or not and fact that he is retired has no bearing on the actuality that he will not last here long once he gets a taste of how things are managed. I welcome him, without a doubt he has experience in his field. Believe me when I say the experiences will have here will be unlike any other he's had elsewhere!

I think the "wondering " poster was referring to a much younger officer, therefore, I don't believe that your man fits that poster's statement about dating other girls, since he is in his 50s.

If YOU live in this town, you would know all about the police department's history. It's obvious that you know nothing, otherwise, you would have warned your man to look elsewhere for a part-time job.

Good Luck Gary. Welcome to Saltsburg.

Since: Sep 09

Apollo, PA

#25 Jan 15, 2011
The former "officer", referred to as "dating young girls" has a history of unethical behavior according to other respected law enforcement individuals familar with him personally. I'm not sure if he still is even involved in law enforcement work? If he is, it's only a matter of time until he screws up and permanently ends his career. As the "cream" rises to the top, so does the opposite apply. Seen his kind previously in the field. Seen them come and seen them go.
Saltsburrger

Apollo, PA

#26 Jan 15, 2011
Everything on it wrote:
The former "officer", referred to as "dating young girls" has a history of unethical behavior according to other respected law enforcement individuals familar with him personally. I'm not sure if he still is even involved in law enforcement work? If he is, it's only a matter of time until he screws up and permanently ends his career. As the "cream" rises to the top, so does the opposite apply. Seen his kind previously in the field. Seen them come and seen them go.
I've seen this "officer" in action. He made sure to take a ride up to the high school every day at dismissal time so he could check out the little chickies. I'm sure that multiple complaints were made about his "actions". I guess they were "overlooked". They never fired him.
Caroline

Mckeesport, PA

#27 Jan 15, 2011
Thank you Saltsburrger for your welcome. I do live in town - i was born and raised here. Yes i do also know the history of the police department.
The comment i would make to that is- with the pay they do offer here, not many who do have the back round that Gary has would take the job. That is a given
Since he is retired, and still enjoys working with people, he felt that just maybe he could give the experience that he does have to improve somethings. My parents live here, my family members and my job. I would love to see him be able to help to bring a department here that most (can't please everyone) would be happy with. No offense to the younger officers, but yes you have a point that either they have another job, and or interest. A lot has to be done, but i just would ask that he be welcomed. I am sure, some won't feel that way after he starts doing what some have not done in the past. lol
Randy

Nanty Glo, PA

#28 Jan 15, 2011
We dont even need town cops. Whats the worst that we have? vandalism and people using drugs. give kids something to do other than loiter and they wont vandalize. As far as drugs go, nobody has the right to tell anyone what they can or cannot put in their own bodys. They should, however, be well informed before they do choose to poison themselves.
Lewistown Resident

Harrisburg, PA

#29 Jan 15, 2011
Randy wrote:
We dont even need town cops. Whats the worst that we have? vandalism and people using drugs. give kids something to do other than loiter and they wont vandalize. As far as drugs go, nobody has the right to tell anyone what they can or cannot put in their own bodys. They should, however, be well informed before they do choose to poison themselves.
Why don't you build them a skate park.
LOL

Mount Gilead, OH

#30 Jan 15, 2011
Why don't you move there LR, I'm sure you could fix the problems with your infinite wisdom. NOT!!

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#31 Jan 16, 2011
Caroline wrote:
To clear any fog up on the comments made about "Walker" taking the position of Chief of Police of Saltsburg.
Gary took the position not in anyway for the money. THAT IS A FACT He has RETIRED from the department he has worked for over 22 years. He took the position here as part time to still enjoy a job he not only enjoys - but believes in. Without a doubt it will now be something on a smaller scale, and one he can enjoy doing.
As far as DATING other women, you can rest assured that will not happen. I am not sure why that comment was even made, and find it very offensive not only to him but myself.
The FACT is he does not have to work at all, but feels he can give something back to the town in which he has decided to call his home. I am not sure WHY some may find that a bad thing and make neg. comments, i would have hoped that the town and the people in the area would find that a honorable one. He knows his job and is willing to share it with the town. Those are
the facts- nothing more - nothing less. I would hope that you all will welcome Gary instead of making comments to discourage him.
Well best of luck to the two of you!
Saltsburrger

Apollo, PA

#32 Jan 16, 2011
Lewistown Resident wrote:
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Why don't you build them a skate park.
Good suggestion. OK. Next?
mouse

Columbus, OH

#33 Jan 19, 2011
Maybe all the drugys and people who have nothing to do all day should get jobs intead of talk shit on the people who do have jobs and contribute to their wellfair checks.
Lewistown Resident

Bainbridge, PA

#34 Jan 19, 2011
mouse wrote:
Maybe all the drugys and people who have nothing to do all day should get jobs intead of talk shit on the people who do have jobs and contribute to their wellfair checks.
Yeah, That sounds like a good idea, but if they are young people, they are probably like the ones here in Mifflin County. They don't want to work, only collect government handouts and sell drugs.
Saltsburrger

Apollo, PA

#35 Jan 19, 2011
Seems they are everywhere.
friend of a friend

United States

#36 Jan 19, 2011
I know Walker, he'll do fine. He's not one to put up with BS. I wish him well.

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