Ohio Agency May Swap Police Job for Chemist
June 18, 2012
A ThermoQuest Trace GC 2000 gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer.
The Newark (Ohio) Police Department's chief has proposed hiring a chemist to test drugs confiscated by the agency instead of hiring a police officer to fill an open sworn position.
Chief Steve Sarver proposed the idea after the superintendent with Ohio's Bureau of Criminal Investigation proposed giving the agency a $60,000 gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer to better identify chemicals. The equipment could be made available if the department had a trained chemist to operate it, reports the Columbus Dispatch.
The position would cost $40,000 a year.
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Joe @ 6/18/2012 8:13 PM
They don't need a chemist. They need another officer. Confiscated narcotics can be sent to the BCI & I for analysis at no cost to Newark police department. Hire another cop!!!
Frank @ 6/19/2012 4:14 AM
Huh! Chief what are you thinking? Bad management decision. Your suppose to be protecting the good people of Newark not wasting a LEO position for a chemist. This is Newark Ohio not Newark NJ.
Jack Betz @ 6/19/2012 6:38 AM
Better idea still, get rid of the war on drugs and we can stop wasting time and money on that nonsence.
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