Chief Finn Responds to BCPPA Press Release

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Vote of No Confidence

The Boulder City Police Protective Association, the collective bargaining unit for Boulder City police officers and police sergeants, issued a vote of no confidence against police chief Thomas Finn and police captain Vincent Albowicz on November 21, 2012. The association voted 15-7, with one member abstaining.

In a separate venue, an overwhelming majority of non-sworn employees also expressed a vote of no confidence against Chief Finn and Captain Albowicz.

The votes were taken to confront the toxic leadership environment and lack of accountability by Chief Finn and Captain Albowicz. Specific examples include the chief’s e-mail of June 11, 2012, wherein he instructed employees to destroy e-mails, and his recent interview with a local reporter claiming he was suing the city attorney, elected officials, and current and former officers. Other examples include a lack of communication between administration and the sergeants. For years, neither the chief nor the captain have held a sergeants’ meeting. Additionally, untrained officers are required to conduct internal investigations that frequently result in unfair punishment.

Despite the unnecessary turmoil and dictatorial chaos inflicted by the command staff, BCPD employees continue to professionally serve their fellow citizens with dignity and integrity.
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