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Naperville Police Department to Hire 3 New Officers

Council members approved a request filed by Naperville Police Chief Bob Marshall to hire three new police officers during Tuesday night's City Council meeting.

Naperville City Council approved a police department request Tuesday night to hire three new police officers.

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The three vacant positions are estimated to have a first year salary savings of $78,159, or $26,053 per position. Due to the Fraternal Order of Police contract, the new hires will qualify for Tier 1 benefits, according to the city. 

Candidates for the new positions must go through a series of training courses, including a 12-week police academy beginning April 8. Upon completion, candidates then enter a 22-week field training program.

If they pass, officers would graduate to solo patrol duties around Dec. 1. An 18-month probationary period is also required before being hired. 

In the last three years, the number of sworn positions within the Naperville Police Department has been reduced by nearly 13 percent.

Gerard Schilling February 20, 2013 at 01:12 PM
It would seem we have enough police to protect subcontracted out of state laborers against little old ladies, stay at home moms and sick disabled seniors and city council members against their own citizens who exercise their rights to address council. Instead of reducing what is obviously overstaffing we are going to hire three more and give the rest of them a 9% increase over the next 3 years while the rest of us are being taxed into bankruptcy. Let’s not forget we also have a retired policeman drawing a pension and working as the police chief. How does that work? More of the same crazy logic by our resident city council who continue to spend and a city manager who couldn’t even answer how much it will cost the city even though the numbers were worked up that morning. Time to change out this team of financial incompetents and in Apr elect a new group of at least four of them.
Buford Pusser February 20, 2013 at 02:43 PM
Gerald please shut up already. That's all you do is complain like an old lady. Move on in life.
Gerard Schilling February 20, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Mr. Pusser to point out the obvious is not complaining but rather holding our government leaders accountable and performing what all citizens should be doing, taking an active and dynamic interest in THEIR city and what it is doing for and too us. You on the other hand seem to prefer calling people names and add nothing to the discussion. Crawl back into your little hole and wait for the next opportunity to snipe at people who stand up for their rights and freedoms.
Buford Pusser February 20, 2013 at 09:54 PM
So don't complain then that the City is hiring three new much needed P.O.'s
Gerard Schilling February 21, 2013 at 01:22 PM
I found this from a news article. During Tuesday's hearing, pension board president Det. Donald Bisch promised to hear all of the evidence and lead an impartial hearing. the city of Naperville and the State's Department of Insurance were also both allowed to join the proceedings moving forward. The five-person board includes two members appointed by the city council, two active police personnel and one current beneficiary of the Police Pension Fund. All parties will present evidence and put on their case during the case's next continued date, 2 p.m. on Nov. 27. The board will meet again on Dec. 18 to adjudicate the case and deliberate Marshall's pension eligibility. Nothing like the foxes watching the hen house. These people continue to screw the tax payers with reckless abandon. Where are the tax payer representatives? Three members of the 5 member board should be non-political or police related individuals!

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