Originally Posted by razdog76
Still other agencies/businesses have people employed solely at the discretion of the Chief/MGMT. Both have their flaws.
I'm one of them. As a special deputy I can be dismissed at any time. Thankfully I've gone nine years with the sheriff's department and lived thru three administrations and have survived thus far.
I have sued a town for wrongful termination when they "disbanded" the police department and did not give me a hearing to show cause. It cost them a lot of legal fees but I got what I wanted, a positive letter of recommendation.
I do not support public-sector unions and I likely never will. Indiana state law has statutes in place to protect law enforcement officers duly appointed.