resignation of Chesterton Police Cpl. John Carnahan prompted the Police
Commission at its meeting Thursday evening to approve Chief Dave Cincoskiís
request for an emergency hire.
unanimously to begin accepting applications immediately and for the next
three weeks, from candidates who are already academy-certified and have a
minimum of one continuous year of service with a law enforcement agency.
Under an emergency
hire, a successful applicant who comes to the CPD as a full-time sworn
officer with another department and who has graduated from an accredited
academy would be immediately promoted to 1st Class officer after completing
a six-month probationary period. Typically new hires must first complete
probation--a six- to 12-month term--then serve at least another 12 months as
a 2nd Class officer before being eligible for promotion to 1st Class.
resignation, inasmuch as it left a corporalcy open, also prompted the
commission to promote Officer William Scheiderer to the probationary rank of
corporal, effective Aug. 4. Cincoski said that Scheiderer is next on the
corporal standings list.
In other business,
Cincoski announced the new hire of Eric Lisoski, who is expected to sign a
conditional offer of employment next week.
multiple years of experience with the Trail Creek Police Department.
Lisoskiís hire will
bring the CPD to its highest complement of officers in
history--24--following the Town Councilís approval last year to grant
Cincoskiís request to add another official roster position, so long as his
budget could absorb it.
voted unanimously to approve the closure of Broadway between Eighth Street
and Chesterton Blvd. from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, for the
Chesterton Fire Departmentís annual Street Dance fundraiser.
Members also voted
unanimously to approve a police escort requested by American Legion Post 170
for a benefit motorcycle rally involving 50 to 100 bikers at 12 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 10. The bikers will be leaving the Legion westbound on Wabash
Ave., then northbound on Waverly Road heading finally for U.S. Highway 12.
The commission took
receipt of two thank-you notes, the first from the CHS summer school
government class taught by Christine Bullock, expressing gratitude to
Cincoski for his ďamazing presentationĒ to students.
The second, from
John and Barbara Giarretta: ďOur family wishes to thank you fro the bottom
of our hearts for your dedication and service.Ē
June in Review
In June the CPD
responded to 533 calls (609 in May), filed 62 cases (59), issued 25
citations and 14 warnings (43 and 56), and investigated 31 accidents with
five injuries (34 accidents with 10 injuries).
Calls for service
in June included one report of shoplifting (zero in June), 74 suspicious
vehicles or persons (88), eight thefts (six), 29 alarms (31), eight
incidents of vandalism (seven), two overdoses (one), one train complaint
(zero), three animal complaints (two), 101 traffic stops (139), 12
well-being checks (14), two missing persons (one), two reports of battery
(seven), two burglaries (zero), 33 disturbances (25), five reports of fraud
(two), one motor vehicle theft (one), two runaways (zero), and one report of
a sex offense (two).