I hear The Devil is eying cutting take-home cruisers for MSP. If he does that doesn't he have to pay troopers about $25 a day to use their car to get to work?
It's also ironic that Coupe Duval said he was going to put 1000 new cops on the street, but has really succeeded in taking cops OFF the street.Isn't it ironic that the 80th RTT thread is on its 80th page??
Sine, maybe he was talking about personnel just in his Troop alone?Actually, about 800 Troopers have over 20 years.
Absolutely NOT!!!one thing that is seriously being looked at, is the funding for the quinn bill. listed for 2009 at $54,202,122 on mass.gov. It will be used as a bargaining chip regarding the ongoing issues and future issues regarding details. if police unions care to see it funded, let the issues of details go away. It is a very scary time to be a police officer.
Deval Patrick is a bold-faced liar. He PROMISED during the campaign that details and the Quinn Bill were "off the table" to more than one police union; look what's happened and is happening.Without a doubt the governor will come out and hold the apple out and tell the unions to behave. This issue is going to get uglier due to what is at stake for his administration. 54 million is alot of cash and watch what happens. i agree not to roll over but he may get 1000 less cops off of the street if this is the direction it is heading.
Here's the downside to merging the exams. 30,000 take the exam, of which "99%" will check MSP. 40-50 towns take from the top of the list over the next 2 years before MSP decides to start the hiring process for another RTT. How many 100s and below did the MSP lose before taking current names from the list?What difference does that make? About 99% of aspiring cops in this state take both exams anyway.
Your assuming, of course, that just because someone receives a higher score on a completely arbitrary test he is a better candidate. I took the beta version of the 2002 MSP test (as everyone in the from the 3 RTT's hired off the previous test had to). Are telling me that that tragi-comic mess was a legitimate measure of someone's latent skills for policing?By the time the agency decides and budgets for a class, they may well be reaching into the 80s and not have first crack at the top scores. See how that creates problems? Because nobody who's not on crack will pass over their hometown and top choices to wait for the MSP to hire them.
Very simple solution; don't remove anyone's name from the state list if they take a position with a municipality. If someone wants the state job bad enough, they'll go through the process all over again with a smile.Here's the downside to merging the exams. 30,000 take the exam, of which "99%" will check MSP. 40-50 towns take from the top of the list over the next 2 years before MSP decides to start the hiring process for another RTT. How many 100s and below did the MSP lose before taking current names from the list?
Even though I do very well on standardized tests, I completely agree they have little to nothing to do with actual job performance. One of my friends who was very intelligent just didn't do well on exams, and finally moved to Florida where he's had a very successful career with a sheriff's office.Your assuming, of course, that just because someone receives a higher score on a completely arbitrary test he is a better candidate.