Friday, April 4, 2014

Overtime and Training - like an elevator, going up?

Will training and overtime at the McHenry County Sheriff's Department soar out of control between now and December 1, 2014, when a new sheriff will take office?

Is Nygren anywhere around; like, still running the ship? Or is he MIA and letting Undersheriff Zinke run the department? If that's the case, why is the County paying Nygren $150,000/year for his last vacation on the taxpayers' checkbook? Why isn't the County Board declaring the office abandoned and putting the Coroner in charge?

Is anyone keeping tabs on the hours and days put in by the Sheriff? I'd love to see that spreadsheet!

There are likely to be some big changes after December 1. The cliques will be broken up; some demotions will occur; there will be attrition as some just plain bail out before they get kicked out.

Will higher command and supervisors suck up all the advanced training they can get in, before the blade on the guillotine drops?

Does Zinke have the backbone to refuse to approve unnecessary training? Will he disband small unnecessary units and special uniforms?

And who will be allowed to suck up the bulk of the overtime? Those at the top of the food chain?

Hang onto your wallets, folks!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Gus. I just learned this weekend that Zinke lives around the corner from me. Saw him zooming out of our subdivision (speed limit 30mph), and also saw him roll right through the stop sign in our subdivision this morning as if it wasn't even there! This is a place where children and schools are present! If our own Undersheriff can't even abide by simple traffic rules then we are really in trouble. December can't come soon enough!