One of a Series of unsigned letters about the NPD
I write in response to the posted email that you placed on your blog that is supposedly from a former NPD patrolman. Let me start off by saying that I am/was a seasoned veteran employee of NPD who has seen a lot over my career there. The author of this email is simply chiming in on what is the easy route to take after all the negative press coverage that the department has gotten over the last 6 months. Are there issues and problems? Yes. But some of these problems have existed for well over 30+years.
In my opinion, Savino was fair and impartial in doling out discipline-and I’ve experienced dealing with more than one captain in my career. Before Savino, one was real old school, one was a true dictator, one had zero street experience, and one was there to supplement his retirement. The author’s claim that everyone knew there was an affair going on is another example simply jumping on the bandwagon. Typical police union mumbo-jumbo. Rumors? Yes. But no one saw any example of that on-duty and within the walls of the Police Department and all the sergeants confirmed that.