Chief/Asst. Chief Announcement

by Staff on January 1, 2008 · 67 comments

in Local

A number of changes took place in City government today at 4pm.

Former police officer Jim Richardson was sworn in as the Chief of Police of the Mitchell Police Department, replacing Mike Hardman. Patrolman Steve Blair fills the role of Assistant Police Chief, previously held by Troy Lobosky.

In an e-mail, Jim Richardson stated “We are off and running now”, referring to the new administration’s takeover of City government.

67 comments
mitcHELL
mitcHELL

Yea, if Terrell wanted to get rid of the 400 pounders he should implement a similar fitness requirement policy. He probably would have to give the out of shape officers a year or so to meet the standards (Phelix's only hope would be surgery) and then he would have the grounds to fire them and everyone is happy! :)

jl
jl

Exactly how it should be too. Nothing more embarrassing than having 3 or 4 400 lb. idiots trying to be a cop!!

Bloomington Man
Bloomington Man

When the website was up. I checked the application and they used the academy standards. In the academy you have to run 1.5 miles in like 18 minutes. I could walk that. I run 4-5 miles a day. Thats why I said I wanted to try out because I know that I wouldn't have a problem. The indianapolis PD requires that you maintain a 22% BMI while employed. I have worked out all my life and I think a police officer should be one of those jobs that you should be physicallly fit your entire career. A police officer represents his/her community and you should be expected to look and act your best, no matter the situation.

mitchellmamaw
mitchellmamaw

They should make it where you have to try out..Lord knows those on the department wouldn't be there if they had been made to try out..

miss know it all#2
miss know it all#2

probably because she was sitting with her ex husband mr. trueblood. this lady has had several last names!!!! porter,etc.

Anonimous
Anonimous

Do you actually "try out" for the police force?? Sounds like your looking to be on a sports team!!

Anonimous
Anonimous

Thats funny, my parents sat at the same table as Dan at the Dec. party and they were there from beginning to finish. Guess what?? NO lady was sitting with Dan at all all night long. Dont know where you are getting your stories but you may wanna investigate a bit. Besides Danny supposedly "calling" off the "affair" because of too much publicity, what publicity, I have never heard this females name until this past week!!

mitcHELL
mitcHELL

Run while you still can! j/k...I would just call the Mitchell Police Station & ask for the new Chief Richardson.

Bloomington Man
Bloomington Man

I wanted to e-mail the mayor but I do not know his contact e-mail. I live in Bloomington, Indiana and I had heard about some possible openings in the police department from a friend of mine who lives in Mitchell. I was going to try out for the Bloomington Police Department but I would like to try out for the Mitchell Police Department. I am 24 years old, physically fit, and I think I have a pretty good head on my shoulders. I just want to know if I have a chance or if those if any positions are already filled.

miss know it all#2
miss know it all#2

then why was dan at her house on christmas when her ex jay walked in and wasnt very happy finding him there, also why don't you ask her kids about dan they seem to like and know him very well. besides he broke the affair off because of too much publicity. so miss know it all apparently you dont know much. also dan sat at the same table as miss simpson at the dec. party. was going to go for breakfast, but dan got sick and didnt go. so now whats up?

miss know it all #2
miss know it all #2

well it wasn't a rumor but supposedly he broke it off cause there was too much publicity, imagine that. thats what he tells all his women, right dan!!!!

Anom
Anom

i think youre thinkin about isaac's older brother's wife. isaac's wife's name is kaelyn.

Anonimous
Anonimous

Isaac has a wife named Lindsey or is that just the mother of his children?? He was married to a Baldwin girl.

Anonymous 6969
Anonymous 6969

You think Isaac is such a hottie then I dare you to tell his wife Lindsay that. I am sure she would appreciate the stuff being said on here about her family.

MissKnowitAll
MissKnowitAll

Isaac is a true DILF!!! Anyone seen this kid? Geez! He's a hottie, but I tell him that all the time!!

MissKnowitAll
MissKnowitAll

Isaac was in the National Guard, but is getting out. Yes, he probably would've been with this group being deployed to Iraq right now, and thank God he's not. Isaac won't replace Geyer ... JD England will be. However, if Jim Richardson wants to hire Isaac Terrell, then what difference does it make? Did Butch not hire and promote his son-in-law Troy Lobosky? Troy is a fine officer, and I think Isaac would make a good officer as well. That's politics, folks. If I were in a position to help one of my children, believe me ... I would without hesitation. Not saying it's right or wrong, but it goes with the territory, and most parents would do anything to help their children. I doubt Dan is any different.

MissKnowitAll
MissKnowitAll

Danny is not engaged to the Simpson woman who was mentioned previously. She was actually at his celebration party Dec. 8, and he has no clue who she is. JD England will replace Brian Geyer. Geyer's last day is Jan. 16. Bryan Watson quit. Bill Watson's position was incorporated into another job. Lobosky, Hardman and Phelix are still on the police force. No one has left yet, although both Guidry and Geyer are heading in that direction. Guidry wants to get on at Bloomington PD, and Geyer is moving to Florida.

mitchellfree
mitchellfree

I think it's strange that he quits the same day the drug testing takes place. I know foe fact that some of the city workers get high while working... I had to do community service a few years back for driving without a license and got cought. They were smoking out in the country while we were on the trash route. I never knew Mitchell picked trash up out od city limits, well thinking back we didnt the driver just didnt want to get wet since it was raining.

Loyal friend
Loyal friend

Please tell me that Danny getting married to that thing is a rumor. I know a few of her ex-husbands and she is a dandy.

jl
jl

I would like to know about this $11,000 fine the city received while BUTCH was in office!!

whoosiermom
whoosiermom

I assumed it was someone who drove the trash truck. They were going around picking up trash in a flat bed truck. Haven't seen Bryan driving a trash truck in a long time. Actually havent seen Bryan while he was working for a long time. And yes I sympathize with these guys too, most of them have had it made for a long time, and now the rug has been pulled out from under them. But it also goes to show that complacency is a dangerous thing. We all need to remember every day that we too are expendable. And alot of times it doesn't matter how good we are at our jobs, there is always someone who can replace us.

jl
jl

Isn't Bryan the one that quit?? was it because Burton took his job or was it, he may not pass drug screen?? I do feel for alot of these guys, these are the only jobs they know, only jobs alot of them have ever had. Alot of them were always just doing what they were told, by Butch, etc., what will they do now?? kind of like when Carpenters closed and there were men that worked there for 40+ yrs., over 50 yrs old, what were they suppose to do??

whoosiermom
whoosiermom

Does anyone know who the city employee with the cdl is that quit on jan 2nd, and what is going on with Bryan Watson since Steve Burton got his job? I saw Barry picking up trash on the 2nd but I haven't seen Bryan.

jl
jl

Umm, Isaac is in the Ind. Nat'l Guard isnt he?? Which would mean he just left for Ft. Stewart, Ga. and in March would leave for Iraq....maybe who told you that was mistaken, why would Danny want to wait over a year to hire someone??

Anonymous*
Anonymous*

Last I knew Terrell told Geyer ( who wanted to hire England ) that it wasn't going to happen because he was going to hire his son Issac Terrell. Let's see what happens !

jl
jl

#'s 5 & 6 go against Hardman altogether!!! HOw in the hell did he ever stay in?!?!?!

BARNEY FIFE
BARNEY FIFE

I WAS TOLD TONIGHT BY A VERY GOOD SOURCE THAT MR. ENGLAND WAS HIRED AS THE NEW OFFICER IN MITCHELL.

jl
jl

Hell, I'll come to city hall and sing 23 hymns if it will get them out of there!!..hahaha..I do think it is hilarious that Hardman has opted for a DE-Motion. I cant imagine staying somewhere where I am not wanted, it isnt like he has alot of bills to pay!! Has anyone heard anything about Dan hiring other officers this week?? I heard he hired at least one.

admin
admin

Preachin' to the choir, man. -- Webmaster, Mitchell News

jl
jl

Well, damn, they need to get outta there!! :)

admin
admin

They are still working for MPD. -- Webmaster, Mitchell News

jl
jl

I'm still waiting to hear, wher are Phelix and Lobosky?? Are they still employed with the city Police? I think Phelix should get his cdl's and then he can drive the trash truck.

hope
hope

I have to agree with every thing said about Blair.I think he is just like Phelix,rude, smart ass,puts people down,makes fun of people,just another pretend christian.I'm really disapointed that Dan let Blair fool him. Blair puts the young people down,lies,he is not police chief material. I have looked forward to seeing change,but if they leave Blair in,we might as well forget it.DAN THINK THIS OVER,PLEASE. Talk to the people in this town about Blair.

jl
jl

Where are Phelix and Lobosky??

jl
jl

Have they hired more officers?? I heard they hired an England as a patrolman, no relation to Dan, the Mayor.

mitcHELL
mitcHELL

They probably have someone they want as Chief going through the academy now to replace him after six months, who knows!

unbelievable
unbelievable

i have to agree with everyone else on them choosing blair, hes not a very nice person and he is alot like phelix. oh boy, here we go again!!!!!

miss know it all #2
miss know it all #2

the statement on tm news about dan being honest and truthful maybe so in politics but his personal status is questionable. heard hes asked kelly simpson from bedford to marry him and they have been dating since october!!!!! well is congratulations in order or not?

Jonathon VanSlyke
Jonathon VanSlyke

I wanted to thank you for reply. I also wanted to know if you thought it would be a waste of time for the Chief at this time? Or is this a posistion in which we need some help in? Again, thanks for your time. Jon V.

mitcHELL
mitcHELL

What else could have Terrell done, really? There's nobody else to choose from in that police dept. and nobody out of town is going to move to Mitchell for a worse job than they currently have (Oren, etc.).

mitcHELL
mitcHELL

There's really nothing the cops can do to deal with that rush of students, during lunch (other than maybe catching one or two). If anything, there should be more than one lunch time so that there are not so many students out at once. I know from my time at that high school (I graduated six years ago) that if you were not one of the first drivers out of that parking lot you probably would spend over half your lunch in line at one of the fast food restaurants. The students drive out of control because they do not have enough time, really, if they leave campus. I know that does not really justify things, but there's too many of them! Staying in isn't really an option, either, because the cafeteria isn't big enough to accommodate everyone in the high school. Closing the campus would add more costs in needing to build something bigger.

better mom
better mom

So does anyone have a guess on who is coming and bringing what jobs? Sounds like there may be plenty of jobs at city hall soon. I bet he fires everyone who fails and probably should. I think if there was a policy in place it should have been inforced.

Anonymous 6969
Anonymous 6969

Jim may be off and running but his new Assistant Chief sure the hell can't run. He is way too big and lazy for that to happen.

Anonymous 6969
Anonymous 6969

Blair is a disgrace to the uniform! He never takes a call serious, disrepects citizens, and makes fun of people who call in to report domestic disputes. If this is Danny's idea of making the department better, he needs to look again. I know my opinion doesn't matter but there are a lot of us here who voted for Danny because we wanted a change. Not just a change of the idiots in charge. I am glad to see that others are not afraid of stepping up and agreeing that Blair is a joke and not the person to change this department around for the better. Word of advice for you Jim, rethink your decision and look at Guidry. He is new and not from here. He would definately change things around.

admin
admin

Hi Jonathon, I would encourage you to contact Chief Richardson at City Hall. They are, understandably, quite busy with all the changes but I'm sure he'd be happy to discuss this with you. -- Webmaster, Mitchell News

Jonathon VanSlyke
Jonathon VanSlyke

Hello everyone! I'm hoping the new Terrell Admin. can really turn this force into a premier orginazation. I did come on here with a question, I talked with Lobosky about becoming a Reserve Officer, can anyone tell me who I need to contact now? He told me to wait until the first of the year and then we could talk about it... Is he still the man to talk to? If not who? Thanks

No Way
No Way

I have alot of respect for Danny and I really want to be supportive but BLAIR get real. Anyone that has ever had a conversation with him knows he's an asshole. Treats people like dirt,harasses kids,very disrespectful person. He never tells the truth. His people skills are the same as Phelix's. Please rethink this decision Danny.

I told you so!!
I told you so!!

Has Hardman and Lobo been let go or just dropped down a rank?

I told you so!!
I told you so!!

Well,according to your posting admin.having Jim swear in as Chief is against the law.Has he broke the law?

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