Mount Joy Names Second Interim Police Chief In Less Than A Month

Mount Joy borough officials appointed a new interim police chief Monday after accepting the resignation of the former interim chief, who was only on the job for two and a half weeks.

At Monday’s meeting, council accepted the resignation of Luis Mendez, who began as interim chief on Feb. 6, and reinstated him to his former position of part-time patrol officer.

Council then appointed Maurice “Bill” Williams as the new interim chief.

Williams, a retired lieutenant from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police, will take leadership of Mount Joy’s police department on the condition that he passes pre-employment testing.

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Former Scranton Police Chief Loses Job And Lawsuit For Insensitive Remarks

Some days you have to wonder how certain people attain the positions they have and what they are using for gray matter.

The former Scranton Police Chief has resigned after being suspended and ordered to take sensitivity training for calling two female police officers “overtime whores”.  Common sense would dictate using the word whore when referring to any female is a big old red button you should not push.  However, Chief David Elliot did not seem to have the wherewithal to think that phrase would be offensive.  Even the city’s police union was calling for this guys ouster! 

Now the City of Scranton has lost a lawsuit (that will cost money) and they are already under Act 47 for being financially distressed.  Hmmmm, that was a shrewd business move if ever I saw one.

Another lawsuit is pending against the Scranton Police Department from a female officer was discriminated against for gender and age.  She was called “granny” by her supervisor.  Again, do people not understand what can and cannot be said in the workplace???

Mr. Elliot is taking his formidable business acumen and entering the private sector.