So where can I send my check? What do I do, put "Appoint Me" in the Memo field? [-XLenS said:The easiest way is to donate lots of money (at least $1K/year) to the Sheriff's campaign fund.
To say that it is highly political would be an understatement.
Seriously many years ago someone suggested that I do just what I stated above to get appointed. Problem is that my ethics don't allow anyone to "own" me and no way that I would "buy the badge" (I was already a Special PO in a small suburban town). [One time I had to threaten to tow the car of a Selectman when she insisted on parking in a "non space" which blocked some 60-70 cars in the High School parking lot. I was working the detail and she gave me crap when I told her she couldn't park there. As she was walking into the school I told her that she won't find the car there when she comes out, I will have it towed . . . she looked at me and said "you're serious, aren't you?" Just because she was one of the police commissioners, I didn't give a damn . . . she was wrong and that was that. I always liked to state that if they didn't like what I did, they didn't have to reappoint me (annual appointment)! I served in that capacity for 18 years, and had a reputation for enforcing the rules. You can't do that if the appointing authority "owns you"!]
Very true about appointments, that's why you have to keep current with your tithe! :HS:JoninNH said:So where can I send my check? What do I do, put "Appoint Me" in the Memo field? [-X
I'm not advocating buying a badge; the practice makes me sick. If you donated your way to a deputy sheriff's badge, the sheriff could just not reappoint you same as the police commission could chose not to reappoint you, so I don't really see the difference in the example you cited, Len. Although, I agree with you 100% about not buying a badge.
Same here. Whenever I deal with the Jail, they are Officers.USMCTrooper said:K-9 and Pearl,
I do not equate "deputy sheriffs" with "corrections officers", which I believe you both are. In this area, when you call the jail, its "officer so and so" not "deputy such and such" The only ones I have ever met in my 18 years who identify themselves as "deputy" are the hacks who run a plumbing business or sell cars. When I said, why would anyone want too, it was going on that thought. If someone wants to work in a jail as a C.O. God Bless 'em...
When they function as you describe, IN THE JAIL, there is no issue.Otto said:What about the correction officers that work at the jail that are also sworn as deputy sheriffs. At the jail, they serve process, investigate / prosecute criminal activity, maintain external perimeter security, make arrests, constantly provide information to police, etc...
Are they good or bad?
BBELICHICK: You dont seem to have a clue about the duties/responsibilities of deputies, they just don't work within the walls, there are divisions within a Sheriff's department, warrant apprehension units,civil AND criminal process, electronic monitoring,TRIAD,DARE, Community service. A sworn trained Deputy has authority throughout the county(and others if sworn in more than one county), nobody's tring to step on your toes or take your job so relax. We are employed by the state why would we want to take your town job away from you? Our benefits,pensions could not be matched by any town in this state? You might want to apply to a Sheriff's office to see if you can make the cut. And before you say you can't afford the campaign donation I can tell you firsthand my appointment didn't cost a dime or any of my time holding a sign. I guess you could just call it qualified for the position.bbelichick said:When they function as you describe, IN THE JAIL, there is no issue.
When they leave the Jail and try to be Police...Bad.