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This surprisingly works out great. Will give me a little bit more time to finish my degree and maybe I'll have a shot at the job....third times a charm right ? Or is it a matter of making a donation ?
 

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This surprisingly works out great. Will give me a little bit more time to finish my degree and maybe I'll have a shot at the job....third times a charm right ? Or is it a matter of making a donation ?
LOL, those days have longed since passed. That what the current administration was brought into do, reform the hiring procedure. The change was good in that way, but in others ways not so much.
 

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Academy ??? Not gonna happen . Budget is in the toilet. The last budget crisis (2008) wasn't even half as bad as this and we had a four year hire freeze.
They keep postponing the upcoming court Officer exam, they ought to call it day just refund everyone's money. Doesn't make much sense to have an exam until a vaccine is in place and they can hire a good amount of officers. I remember the last recession we came very close to layoffs or doing furloughs, luckily it was only judges and management that agreed. The Covid 19 relief bill never passed in the senate, so there goes the money that Gov Baker was hoping for fy 2021 which has yet to be passed. We figured out since they had to cancel the academy last spring we can absorb a reduction of a few million since those positions were put in last years budget. I just hope if a 3 year buy out does come it will be enough to avoid layoffs and involuntary furloughs.
 

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Correct me if I am wrong but it sounds like taking the exam would be pointless? I understand that no one knows where things will be come spring of 2021 but if it remains the same, will the courts even consider hiring more officers?
 

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Correct me if I am wrong but it sounds like taking the exam would be pointless? I understand that no one knows where things will be come spring of 2021 but if it remains the same, will the courts even consider hiring more officers?
If the Trial Court Administrator announces a hiring freeze due to budget constraints that's it. They can have the exam in the spring so they have a pool of applicants ready. However unlike other exams in the past there probably won't be a court officer job announcement posted after everyone gets there results if a hiring freeze is in place. They also have to consider the court officer candidates first who were suppose to go this past spring.
 

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what I find mind-blowing is that the trial court has a new deputy director we all know who that is I think it's an absolute joke that they are giving someone like that more money but yet you have people that work the front lines going to worry about if they're going to have a job or not because this whole pandemic.
 

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what I find mind-blowing is that the trial court has a new deputy director we all know who that is I think it's an absolute joke that they are giving someone like that more money but yet you have people that work the front lines going to worry about if they're going to have a job or not because this whole pandemic.
I guess the budget is not as bad as it was initially and we should be able to squeak by with no layoffs or furloughs this year, next year a different story if things don't turn around and the funding from Washington doesn't come. They are even trying to have a small internal CO academy of ACOs. But you wonder down the road with many hearings going virtual and more staffing available at front doors, whether they would look at not hiring ACOs or downsizing. That was brought up a few years back by this administration.
 

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Whose the new deputy director? Heather? Where’s Tommy Boy? What poor chair is barley holding up his 400 pounds of fun these days?
 

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Whose the new deputy director? Heather? Where's Tommy Boy? What poor chair is barley holding up his 400 pounds of fun these days?
They now have two deputy directors now, she is in charge of administration budget, hiring, investigations, and training. Tom Connolly does field services now oversees RDs, IDs and security systems, as well as liaison for security policy in the trial court.
 

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They now have two deputy directors now, she is in charge of administration budget, hiring, investigations, and training. Tom Connolly does field services now oversees RDs, IDs and security systems, as well as liaison for security policy in the trial court.
Scary that Tom is still in charge of anything. Good luck!
 

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No what actually scary is that Heather brouillette got a promotion after running an academy for years with a 50% retention rate that's the scary part
Both are concerning but Tom's inability to lead, lack of knowledge in ANYTHING public safety/LE and almost non existent CO experience are all huge red flags. That man is eating proof that anyone can literally fuck or pay their way into whatever position they want.
 

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Both are concerning but Tom's inability to lead, lack of knowledge in ANYTHING public safety/LE and almost non existent CO experience are all huge red flags. That man is eating proof that anyone can literally fuck or pay their way into whatever position they want.
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No what actually scary is that Heather brouillette got a promotion after running an academy for years with a 50% retention rate that's the scary part
No what actually scary is that Heather brouillette got a promotion after running an academy for years with a 50% retention rate that's the scary part
They are getting her ready to take over in a few years, because Connolly and Morrow will both probably be retiring around the same time. But could see some changes again, since the trial court administrator is resigning end of this year, and a new Chief Justice needs to be appointed in the Supreme Court.
 

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A class of ACOs are supposed to start today. 20 or so were are orientation/cooper, I heard 12 are going to be in this class. That should cover us for a few years right?! :rolleyes:
 

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A class of ACOs are supposed to start today. 20 or so were are orientation/cooper, I heard 12 are going to be in this class. That should cover us for a few years right?! :rolleyes:[/QUOTE
Unless there is a 3 year buyout coming down the pipeline, we would lose a lot. But you wonder with many hearings going virtual if that will change our staffing model. Most courts seem to now have staff for lockups and front door coverage, which has been a huge plus during this pandemic.
 

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Under 38k for the 3 most expensive state in the US and if shit hits the fan you are the first to be exposed I'm so glad I left nothing has changed
There was talk about increasing the starting pay with more training in arrest powers and DT in the next contract. Unfortunately that went by the wayside when the economy tanked.
 
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