Monday, June 09, 2008

Hellwig to Report on Police Reorganization

Police Director Martin Hellwig is slated to give a progress report tonight (Monday, June 9, 2008) on the reorganization of the Police Division and its new management plan.

The meeting is 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Library.

Hellwig, the city's director of Public Affairs & Safety, also became its first civilian police director in April after the City Council agreed to lay off former Police Chief Edward Santiago. Santiago is now serving in the rank of captain while he pursues legal action to restore his former title.

Hellwig was named police director after passage of an ordinance establishing the title and permitting the public safety director also to hold the the police director post for up to one year. Anyone who may be named permanently to the post will serve concurrently with the term of Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs, which ends Dec. 31, 2009.

Click here to see the Plainfield Police Division web site, where the current bureau structure is described. (The site has not yet been updated to reflect the new police director title.)

--Bernice Paglia


Post a Comment

<< Home