Sunday, December 12, 2010

Police Department Quits

So, the town of Calvert TX is without a police force. Yesterday, the chief and both officers quit. The early speculation was that there was a dispute over holiday/overtime pay. However, I find it interesting that there is mention in one article of the town council having an executive session to discuss police department performance.
Most amusing is the last line in this newspaper article that says they expect to have a new chief by the first of the year. They had a bunch of applicants for a patrol officers position that was recently opened and they can go back through those.


They are expecting to hire a new police chief between now and the first of the year? With the holidays coming? Out of applications for an officers position?

It is no wonder to me that they have problems if this is how they go about staffing thier police department.


  1. Greetings from Falls County,
    I know a number of folks who have worked on Calvert PD. It tends to be more trouble than it's worth. Politics and Good 'Ol Boy network are a minefield.

    Looks like they decided to go with Sheriffs Department and Constables rather than replace the police. Then again, it was more than an hour ago they said that. No telling what current pollicy is.

  2. Any time you have a 2 or 3 man Dept., you have a ton of crap to wade through, and it's ALL political *suck up*...

  3. How far away is jay of Gunning in Texas from Calvert?

    He's looking for another position.

  4. Greetings from Falls County,
    I've already told Jay he doesn't want this one. More trouble than it's worth.