From Hammond Union of Police, Local 345
There will be a meeting at the council chambers on Monday August 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm. There, certain council members, that have an unfounded hatred of our department, will be asking for the resignation of our Chief, Edwin Bergeron.
I STRONGLY encourage you to come have your voices heard at this meeting. I for one will damn sure be there.
This councils hatred and constant attacking of our department HAS to stop. The community needs to let the few loud ones know that they aren't the majority.
This council is in a personal vendetta against our Chief here. They aren't attacking his ability to lead or his willingness to do so. They are attacking on the fact that they just don't like him. Asking for his resignation for what? What has he failed to do as a Chief?
Below is just a SAMPLING of what this man has accomplished in less than a year and a half:
At the start of his time we had 3 murders in 3 months. I know. I was the sergeant on all 3 of them. And within days all 3 were solved and captured within days through his leadership and the work of his officers
We were hit with a ransomware attack like most of the state. That was weathered and we came out stronger.
We have had all the complexities of covid. Even with infections and those afflicted, at no time was the department or a shift short nor was the community any less protected.
I've been here almost 20 years. In my entire time under 3 different chief's this is the first time I can remember it ever being full. People are lining up to work here. Its unreal and heartening to see.
He has and still regularly attends numerous meetings with citizens and groups in the community. Some even i have been to.
Some programs he has implemented are things such as developing a cotizens academy, the officer friendly program at the schools, partnered with NOMC to enhance training, added more training in the department for diversity, MOAB, and De-escalation tactics.
And last but not least the target scenario that received tops marks and compliments from the highest of federal agencies and government officials should speak volumes.
Share this to everyone. Come make your voices heard. I hope to see you there!
Sgt D. Boudreaux