September 21, 2020
On August 28, 2020, our union filed a Step 3 Grievance in reference to the appropriate study materials having not been posted prior to the recent Lieutenant’s test, a requirement of the current MOU. After having progressed to Step 4, we were advised on September 18, 2020 that Chief of Staff Melancon agreed with the union’s position and subsequently invalidated all of the questions on the written test that were relative to the Community Policing Plan. The Department has also acknowledged that the Community Policing Plan will not be used as a basis for any questions on the oral portion of this promotions process either. As a result of this determination, five (5) additional Sgts. were added to the list of those who successfully completed the written portion.