Wednesday, April 23, 2014

EDSO announces second community meeting

From page A5 | April 26, 2013 | 11 Comments

The second of the “We Work For You” community meetings will be held by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office on May 15 at Union Mine High School.

The meeting, from 6-8 p.m., is aimed at District 2 and will feature Sheriff John D’Agostini, Sheriff’s Office administrators and District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting. They will present crime trends in the district and resources available to the community. They will also answer any questions not covered in the presentation.

An overview of the EDSO’s three divisions will be presented by the Sheriff’s Operations Division Commander, the Sheriff’s Office Custody Division Commander and the Sheriff’s Support Services Division Commander. A PowerPoint presentation on the crime trends in the district will be given by the Sheriff’s Crime Analyst.

Representatives of the Sheriff’s Senior Team of Active Retirees, better known as the STARS, Explorers and Reserve program members will also be in attendance to answer questions about their respective programs and how citizens can become volunteers.

Union Mine High School is located at 6530 Koki Lane in El Dorado.


Discussion | 11 comments

  • Buffalo BobApril 26, 2013 - 9:24 am

    How about an update on the GOB's who have slithered into retirement....Kollar leading the pack? Whats the news on the pending legal action against them??

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  • Walking TallApril 27, 2013 - 7:14 am

    Guess what, The news is that a new set of GOB's have arrived and these are worse as they have all just been promoted (25 of them) since the new Sheriff took over. Why you might ask, well "Old Sheriff Barker" is leading the new bee around and it starts with empire building, promote all you can and then you'll have "Blind Loyality". As we were told there would be a cleaqn sweep (that never happened) and those who commited crimes would be dealt with (that two never happened. Instead some more retirements took place and the "Old GOB's were replaced with the newly created GOB's. Now one would say it was to replace those who left (with the cases still pending)and they "Had to" be replaced. But that begs the question; WHY, thought the new action plan was to curb spending and get rid of the take home cars (that never happened). So then wasn't it also in the plan to cut spending (more spent now than before, in other areas ie. PROMOTIONS) Well then are we to believe that anything will ever change, that annswer is NO, it's a New Sheriff with his brother in-law spending it together. They will tell you they cut overtime and gave money back to the BOS and that may be true but what about the outside rentals of buildings to the tune of $300,000.00 a year and count the new money spent on making the "Junior GOB's. Smoke and mirrors comes to mind and lets not forget the Helicopter that both Barker and the New Sheriff want, it hasn't gone away yet. So the long and short of it is that the new team knows how to spend and hide the money and are learning from the "Old Sheriff Barker" just how to build that empire so the New Sheriff can go on TV and cable to become that talking head that we really need. Business as usual at EDSOand as always follow the money, power and greed and we the citizens loose...

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  • observerApril 27, 2013 - 8:13 am

    Walking Tall: Speaking of outside rentals/inside connections ....... there's the $8.5K/month for space at Broadway Plaza, owned by Mayor Mattson's family.

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  • MikeApril 27, 2013 - 9:41 am

    You talk about 25 promotions... Have you stopped to see how many people have retired or left? More than promoted- I can tell you that. Do you know how many vacant positions haven’t been filled about 10. But all the work is getting done. You also talk about paying RENT….. Do you have the millions it will take to build a building big enough for all the departments’ people to be in one building? Not to mention the property. Overtime has been cut!!It’s amazing to see those factual numbers. I would say that the Sheriff and Under Sheriff are some of the best leaders of that department in a long time. Yes some officers would disagree but a majority of them were part of the good old boys (I am even willing to venture that some of them are the ones hiding behind these no names leaving comments). I would like to hear an update on the GOB’s retirement issue and how the sexual harassment lawsuits (from prior sheriffs regime) are going or went.. Will the MT Democrat report on those?

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  • Jim RiordanApril 27, 2013 - 2:26 pm

    Walking tall, Former Sheriff Barker is an upbeat performer who has helped our community with LOTS of donated time. Sheriff John and undersheriff Rich are doing a great job of standing up for our citizens Constitutional rights. Plus, they can spell well . . . .

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  • Jim RiordanApril 27, 2013 - 2:42 pm

    Walking Tall, sorry I forgot to add the "helicopter" you mentioned is privately owned by a local physician, a great guy, who VOLUNTEERS his time and HIS helicopter. As a member of the all VOLUNTEER Sheriffs Air Squadron, I can personally attest to that as fact. The Sheriff's Department has never once stated they wanted to own that or any other rotorcraft. The Sheriff's air squadron are all volunteers, receive NO pay, and do what we can to help citizens such as yourself as well as fly missions that would cost the County plenty more dollars if they had to own and maintain the aircraft. We actually SAVE the County (forgive me) "GOBS" of dollars! BTW, if I may ask, what do YOU do FOR our County and its Citizens?

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  • Walking TallApril 29, 2013 - 7:17 am

    Jim, everything you say might be good to help all those who don't see whats going on, you bet the programs that used to be in place did/do save money. Like the Reserves of which the S.O. used to have 60+ members, the Ski Patrol that used to be strong and then there is the Search & Rescue, along with the Jeep Patrol, Mounted and ATV's..the list is strong all of which did not cost money , helped out in $$ savings. Everyone who helps out Law Enforcement are to be commended, but what is not acceptable is the out of control spending building back an empire and future retirees who will have inflated pensions/benefits when we all have tightened our belts to barely scrape by. Is there really a need for 3-4 Captains, 5-8 Lt's, who knows how many Sgt's. and the Brother in-law all at inflated pay. Times are lean but not at the Sheriff's Department, the take home cars alone could save $$'s and no they don't need a new building, the Deputies office is their patrol cars, so why house support staff all over the County except to line the pockets of those who own the rental space. Speaking of which the Detectives are housed in the Masonic Building that Barker just happens to be a High Ranking Member of, just saying it doesn't pass the smell test. Remember the "Logan Building" that cost the County an inflated price tag, well there is talk of using it again and oh yeah wasn't Barker involved with past lawyer for the family Mark Nielson, together they sold/benefited from that sale. All said and done we the people should be able to trust what our elected officials tell us they will do and not rip us off as our current BOS Ray Nutting has done for twelve w/o audits and personal gain. As far as what I do to help out just like you I give of my time and money supporting our County, I just like many others are watching and seeing just what those we elected haven't done. Just how our money is being spent and who feel like we are being lied to. But there again that's why we have elections and we replace those who can't with those who can. Hopefuly we find honest ones and those who can be trusted to do what they said they would and not hide behind others and keep on spending and spending and so on....

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  • Snapping DragonApril 29, 2013 - 8:27 am

    Walking Tall, I can think of one Captain running the jail who has no business in Law Enforcement at all. Or is it I.A. where that person is out to ruin a Deputy's career. He should be cast out of the pool and we'd save well over $100k a yr.

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  • GeezApril 29, 2013 - 8:12 am

    Define GOB as opposed to insider, elected, and/or position of power. Once inside the power curve there is no escape, no return and a line of people who will criticize every decision based solely personal bias and insufficient information. Is it any wonder that smart, talented people with ideas avoid running for office? Actually a better question is when will these naysayer types actually man up and run for office themselves? Hmmm.... Yea, that is what I thought too....

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  • 1036-FrankApril 29, 2013 - 12:11 pm

    Perspective is Looking from where it was to where it is. It was left in ruins by bad actors who should of been thrown out in the 2002 election, the infamous county-wide gang known as the "Good Ol' Boys", they left it with a scorched earth policy as they fled with huge bogus pensions from fellow Gob approved "promotions" many left the state with near 10k-15k a month, some stuck around, a few should of been arrested for malfeasance and fraud and for illegally firing employees who spoke up which is still pending in federal court along with other charges for a few. There were only two choices left for the new boss to deal with the Gob's who stuck around to see how things were going to go, there were two options, retire them out or fire them out. The retirement option was chosen for most which many of us disagree with as it solves nothing and costs everything, which is the bedrock of any organization, the integrity and accountability. Now a few old Gob's are still around and still on the ever increasing payroll and an old saying comes to mind about an old apple tree still standing around and how far the apples are falling from it. The stand on the 2nd Amendment is refreshing, the rest will be looked at by the voters in the next election.

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  • Walking TallMay 02, 2013 - 7:17 am

    Snapping Dragon, It's both and so many more, the promotions that are being handed out are to ensure that no one tells within the "New GOB's" and as in the past they don't have the requirements nor the clean record required to hold those positions. The mass are being lead by the same ol mentality and if you don't go along to get along you will fall under their watchful eye or suffer in silence. So many great people have left this department as they could not fight those in power and have just moved on at our loss.The cover up is large and those involved hold those who are not in the palm of their hand, afraid to speak out or challenge as they will be targeted. The clean sweep that we were told would occur was only a sweep under the rug. Business as usual at EDSO.

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